Accession Number:

AD0819934

Title:

THE CYPRUS CONFLICT AND UNITED STATES SECURITY INTERESTS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

An analysis is given of the implications of future conflict in or over Cyprus and prospects for settlement of outstanding issues. Three strategic contingencies are analyzed thermonuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union limited Soviet operations in the Mediterranean, Middle East, or Africa and Western operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Southern Asia. The analysis reveals that Greece and Turkey are not only of significant strategic value to NATO and the West, but also exemplify the political values that the Alliance is meant to serve. Negotiations in the Cyprus conflict have failed largely because they were conducted between Athens and Ankara without due consideration to the conditions on Cyprus. A possible solution is a communal compromise in which parliamentary representatives would have both Turkish and Greek constituents government offices would be shared on a proportional basis to secure the rights of the minority group. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE