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AHIF Announces Its Newest Publication—The United States & Cyprus: Double Standards and the Rule of Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CHRYSOULA ECONOMOPOULOS
January 7, 2003 No. 1 (202) 785-8430

AHIF Announces Its Newest Publication—The United States & Cyprus: Double Standards and the Rule of Law

WASHINGTON, DC—The timely publication on The United States & Cyprus: Double Standards and the Rule of Law, editors Eugene T. Rossides and Van Coufoudakis, has just been released by the American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF). The publication, with over 50 speeches given at five conferences sponsored by the AHI from 1988 to 1999, as well as submitted articles, contains the most comprehensive set of papers on the Cyprus problem published to date. They are all relevant today. Included are important statements from U.S. officials, Members of Congress, academics, and others.

Several U.S. officials involved with the Cyprus problem are contributors, including Taylor G. Belcher, former U.S. Ambassador to Cyprus; Thomas D. Boyatt, State Department Cyprus Desk Officer in 1974; who opposed Secretary of State Henry Kissinger's policy on Cyprus; Charles W. McCaskill, former State Department Cyprus Desk officer; and former Congressmen John Brademas and Ed Derwinski, who led the successful effort in the U.S. House of Representatives in the fall of 1974 for the rule of law arms embargo on Turkey. Their statements are important and relevant today.

The volume details the responsibility of the U.S. for (1) the illegal coup ordered by the Greek dictator Brigadier General Dimitris Ioannides on July 15, 1974, and (2) Turkey's illegal invasion of Cyprus on July 20, 1974 and the second phase of Turkey's aggression on August 14-16, 1974, three weeks after the legitimate government of Cyprus had been restored. Twenty-nine years later, Turkey still illegally occupies 37.3 percent of Cyprus.

The Ambassador of Cyprus to the U.S. Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis welcomed the publication of the book, stating that:

"With Cyprus very much in the news these days, the new AHIF book provides important historical perspective to the current developments from different points of view. I congratulate the editors and contributors for a valuable contribution to the growing literature on the Cyprus issue, which policymakers and researchers will find instructive."

The Ambassador also added that, "This publication is yet another indication of the dedication of AHI to the rule of law as a guiding principle in international affairs and in particular on the Cyprus issue. I take this opportunity to thank AHI for its principled stand and unwavering support in the efforts to end the division of Cyprus and achieve a lasting peace in our country."

A highlight of AHIF's newest publication is Ambassador Boyatt's remarks on June 10, 1998 in which he stated: "So, yes, a Cyprus resolution is possible if the United States steps up to its responsibilities and remembers its own guilt for what is the present status quo on Cyprus. To a large degree it is our fault so we have a redemption factor here" (page 325).

Also included in this volume are important statements from U.S. Representatives Robert Andrews, Michael Bilirakis, Benjamin Gilman, Carolyn Maloney, Robert Menendez, Frank Pallone, Jr., Donald Payne, Brad Sherman, and Olympia Snowe (now U.S. Senator Snowe), and from U.S. Senators Joe Biden, Larry Pressler, Paul Sarbanes and Gordon Smith.

The book also includes a moving speech by Kathryn Cameron Porter, an article by the distinguished author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, an acute analysis by Ted Galen Carpenter (Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies, The Cato Institute), and an incisive article on "Cyprus and the EU: The Road to Accession and Beyond," by Andreas Theophanous.

The release of The United States & Cyprus: Double Standards and the Rule of Law during this important period will help policymakers, elected officials, academics, students and the general public who are interested in U.S. foreign policy and want to participate in its formulation. The book's contents will be an invaluable resource for years to come.

AHIF's newest publication can be ordered online at http://www.ahiworld.org/publications.html or by requesting a book order form by phone or email from:

The American Hellenic Institute Foundation
1220 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036
Tel: 202-785-8430
Fax: 202-785-5178
Email: info@ahiworld.org
http://www.ahiworld.org

The United States & Cyprus: Double Standards and the Rule of Law is available in hard cover, 416 pages. $30 plus $3 for postage and handling. AHI members receive a 25 percent discount—$22.50 plus $3 postage.
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