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Throughout the 1990s and up until late 2001, the EU variable in the Cyprus conflict failed to trigger a settlement on the island. Yet, with the resumption of direct talks between the two Cypriot leaders, the EU is faced with a unique opportunity to actively encourage the search for peace in Cyprus. This article provides some tentative ideas about what external actors and the EU in particular can do in order to sustain and encourage these positive dynamics. The EU factor could still act as a "catalyst" to settle in Cyprus provided it sent the adequate signals and positive incentives to the conflicting parties. What incentives could the EU offer to Turkey, the Turkish Cypriots and the Greek Cypriots in order to encourage a settlement on the island by the end of 2002?
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Michael Emerson & Nathalie Tocci
Michael Emerson & Nathalie Tocci
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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