A Depiction of the Foreign Policy Behaviour of Dyadic Case Studies based on the ‘Triangle Model’

The purpose of this paper is to identify the parameters within which foreign policy is formed and to explore the external behaviour of states. Considering that comparative foreign policy dictates a thorough analysis of a state’s external affairs, the examination of dyadic case studies often becomes a rather intricate task. To this end, the present study produces a theoretical model that provides the student of foreign policy with the necessary tools to determine the status of any given state in the international system and examine the nature and scope of its foreign policy with effect. The efficacy of this model is illustrated through a brief account of the Greek-Turkish rivalry.

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Christos Kassimeris is the Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at European University Cyprus

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