The UN in the Cyprus conflict: UNFICYP

Eşref Aksu

in The United Nations, Intra-state Peacekeeping and Normative Change

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print October 2003 | ISBN: 9780719067488
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700525 | DOI:
The UN in the Cyprus conflict: UNFICYP

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This chapter analyses the intervention of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP) in the intra-state conflict in Cyprus. It considers different interpretations of the Cyprus conflict and discusses the ambiguous nature of UNFICYP's mandate which arose out of the tensions between the different interests at stake and the normative preferences that accompanied them. This chapter suggest that the UN's involvement in the Cyprus conflict reflected a dominant preoccupation with the maintenance of regional stability, and in that sense international peace and security.

Keywords: UNFICYP; intra-state conflict; Cyprus; normative preferences; regional stability; international peace; international security

Chapter.  11406 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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