Britain and the 1960 Cyprus Accords: A Study in Pragmatism
The author - Michael Moran - a renowned expert on the Cyprus question and a respectable British political scientist used the British diplomatic exchange of letters and telegrams (released under the 30-year rule) that date from 1964 to 1969 as a source while writing this prestigious book. The reason for this was to explore the "timidity" on the part of Great Britain in the 1960s when confronted with the Greek Cypriot attempts for Hellenic redemption on the island. And indeed Moran takes a further step and tries to reflect on the historic attitudes towards a Cyprus settlement of the other external powers that have a direct interest in the problem.
Although Moran's views are rather critical with respect to the position of Great Britain that was formally committed to assuring the continuity of the power-sharing situation established by the 1960 Cyprus Accords, his respectful treatment of the questions and objective and a sincere approach to the answers, make this book a novelty among the numerous publications written worldwide on the Cyprus question.