Cyprus: An Ancient People, a Troubled History, and One Last Chance for Peace (Hardcover)

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Cyprus: An Ancient People, a Troubled History, and One Last Chance for Peace (Hardcover)

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Lawrence Stevenson served two tours of Cyprus as a United Nations peacekeeper during the 1970s and 1980s, and saw an island at war with itself with no hope of resolution in sight. Those experiences, and Cyprus's intractable division between East and West, haunted him deep into adulthood. Now, fifty years later, he returns to the tiny island in the Eastern Mediterranean as its chances of a peaceful reunification are fast running out.

Relying on his own insights and research, as well as interviews with a diverse lot of international lawyers, UN officials, politicians, and Cypriots, Stevenson and his daughter Glynnis, a historian, reflect on how the island came to its impasse, and why the UN, the EU, the US, and the UK have failed to return it to peace.

With a fair-minded appraisal of the wrongs committed and suffered by both sides and a clear-eyed sense of diplomatic possibilities, Lawrence and Glynnis outline the only remaining option available for those who wish Cyprus reunited under one government. It is an option they passionately endorse, not only for the sake of the Cypriots, but as a rare example of peaceful co-existence in an increasingly fractured world.

Lawrence Stevenson ================== Lawrence Stevenson attended the Royal Military College and served as a Captain in the Canadian Airborne Regiment, serving two peacekeeping tours in Cyprus. He is the Managing Director of ClearspringCapital Partners and the founder and former CEO of Chapters, Canada's largest book retailer. Glynnis Stevenson ================= Glynnis Stevenson is a PhD candidate in the History of Art at University College London, and she holds a Masters in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.
Product Details ISBN: 9781989555637
ISBN-10: 1989555632
Publisher: Sutherland House
Publication Date: May 16th, 2022
Language: English