Ancient Affections: Ethnic Groups and Foreign Policy

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9780030025747: Ancient Affections: Ethnic Groups and Foreign Policy

This book examines the circumstances leading to the imposition of the 1975 U.S. arms embargo on Turkey. The author describes the events leading up to the 1974 Cyprus crisis and the battle in the U.S. Congress which followed. He discusses the many issues that were raised in the Congressional debate, and focuses on the strong influence of the Greek-American lobby. He then uses the arms embargo debate as the starting point of a wide-ranging critique of the national interest. Also included are brief historical accounts of the past and similar situations involving Polish-American and the Irish-American lobbies.

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