What are the Historical, Political and Sociological Reasons for the Contemporary Greek-Macedonian Dispute, and How Do They Influence Current Relations Between the Two Countries
Technical Report,14 Aug 2017,15 Jun 2018
ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS FORT LEAVENWORTH United States
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The Greek-Macedonian dispute is an issue that started in 1991 after the dissolution of the former Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and the establishment of the Republic of Macedonia as an independent country. The whole issue started as a dispute over the name of the country. This dispute continues to be relevant and is a sticking point in the relations between the two countries. It is also a crucial factor that stalls the Euro-Atlantic integration of Macedonia. Even though this conflict started as a name dispute, over time this issue has evolved and changed. The reasons behind this evolution of the dispute are deeper, and very often are addressed as part of the ancient history of the region. The origins of this dispute manifest themselves in the historical, political and economic events that occurred in more recent history. The right identification of the causes that led to the dispute, and addressing the various grievances is a decisive step in the process of reaching a possible solution to the problem.
- Government and Political Science