Unwelcome memories of the ill-fated ‘defence dogma’ with Greece

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By Loucas Charalambous

IN November 1993 Greece’s then prime minister, Andreas Papandreou, triumphantly announced the now famous ‘Unified Defence Dogma’. As part of this doctrine, Cyprus was incorporated in a unified defence space with Greece which undertook the defence of the island.

In the middle of February 1994, the then defence minister of Greece, Gerasimos Arsenis, publicly explaining the Dogma, said that “in this, one fights for the other and each uses his umbrella to cover the other.” In short, according to this irrationality, we would have...


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Unwelcome memories of the ill-fated ‘defence dogma’ with Greece


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