More information about The Cyprus Conflict Web site
The site was created by John Tirman during his tenure as a Fulbright Senior Scholar in Cyprus in 1999-2000 and the months following his departure from the island. The cooperation of many scholars, activists, and others in Cyprus, Greece, Turkey, Britain, the United States, and elsewhere is gratefully acknowledged. The people who aided the construction of the site included Turkish Cypriots and Greek Cypriots on the island and abroad. Every attempt has been made to present a balanced picture---that is, a narrative and set of documents that represent these peoples' view of the history in accordance with widely accepted standards of historical accuracy and scholarship. The Cyprus Fulbright Commission and the U.S. Government, which funds and manages the Fulbright program, are in no way responsible for the contents of this site.
Every document on this site was provided by the author or scanned from text or downloaded from other Web sites. Permissions for using these documents has been sought, and was either granted or is pending. Public documents, such as letters, treaties, pronouncements of various kinds, if from a public official, do not require permission for re-use. Fair use doctrine in the United States allows up to 500 words per document without permission.
This educational Web site is an experiment in creating a common narrative or understanding about the Cyprus problem. Because there are very few (if any) educational sites with this purpose and design, comments about its content and design are welcome. (Comments will not be posted and there is no mechanism for interactivity.) Contributions to this Web site are also welcome. The site is not comprehensive, and new documents will be added periodically. Contributions must be made electronically by disk or by email. Contributions should fill in gaps in the narrative and documents, and be historical or scholarly in nature. Polemics will rarely, if ever, be included. Use of contributions is at the discretion of the editor and materials sent will not be returned. A query should be sent via email as an initial contact. Comments can also be forwarded to the same email address.
John Tirman is an American with an interest in the Eastern Mediterranean. Prior to his Fulbright tenure, he was from 1986 to 1999 the executive director of the Winston Foundation in Boston and Washington, D.C. His degrees are in political science from Indiana University (A.B., 1972) and Boston University (Ph.D., 1981). He is the author, or coauthor and editor, of ten books on international security, including Spoils of War: The Human Cost of America's Arms Trade (Free Press, 1997), and 100 Ways America is Screwing Up the World (HarperPerennial 2006). Tirman has also published more than one hundred public-policy articles in a wide range of periodicals; on this set of topics, he has contributed articles to the Wall Street Journal, The Nation, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and others. From 2000 to 2004, he was program director at the Social Science Research Council in Washington, and is currently Executive Director of the Center for International Studies at MIT. He lives in the Boston area with his family.
For more information, see http://www.johntirman.com
Other web sites of interest:
http://www.cambridgeglobal.net - commentary on national and international politics
http://mit.edu/humancostiraq - investigating the human cost of the Iraq war
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