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Signposts: Cyprus, the UK and the Future of the SBAs
The RUSI Journal (2015)
  • Klaus Dodds
  • Rikke Bjerk Jensen
  • Costas M. Constantinou, University of Cyprus
The UK Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) in Cyprus are products of the terms and conditions
attached to Cypriot independence in 1960, and are highly unusual territorial and political
entities. Since the 1974 division of the island, the SBAs have co-existed with the Republic
of Cyprus, the unilaterally declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and a UN administered
Buffer Zone. Recent reunification talks between the Greek Cypriots and
Turkish Cypriots hold out the promise of change, however. Klaus Dodds, Rikke Bjerg
Jensen and Costas M Constantinou explore ‘signposts’ of the changing landscape –
both figuratively and literally – that help make sense of the current situation and also
illuminate three possible future scenarios facing Cyprus, the UK and its SBAs.
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Klaus Dodds, Rikke Bjerk Jensen and Costas M. Constantinou. "Signposts: Cyprus, the UK and the Future of the SBAs" The RUSI Journal Vol. 160 Iss. 5 (2015)
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