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Intelligent information systems for defence problems

Andreou, Andreas S. and Zombanakis, George A. (2003): Intelligent information systems for defence problems. Published in: (14 July 2003): pp. 1-163.

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The purpose of this book is to provide such a platform or framework that will describe the Cyprus problem as a major issue affecting the relations between Greece and Turkey and the arms race between the two countries. It is very important to point out, however, that solving the Cyprus issue is not exactly a prerequisite for settling all disputes between Greece and Turkey. The Greek-Turkish relations and the Cyprus problem must be regarded as being two very important, however entirely distinct issues. It goes without saying, however, that a mutually acceptable solution to the latter will contribute to the improvement of the former to a large extent. Going back to the construction of our platform, what we have decided to do is to resort to the help of mathematics, always bearing in mind that they can be a useful servant, however a very bad master. In other words we have applied a number of mathematical techniques that have contributed just to the point at which the key determinants in this conflict are underlined thus offering a clear description of the relations between the two sides with emphasis on the issue of Cyprus. The picture thus obtained is then used for suggesting answers on a number of key questions, much more effectively, we believe, compared to the results of any panel discussion. In any case, however, the responsibility of the final decision concerning policies employed on such complicated issues certainly burdens the politicians’ shoulders. As far as we are concerned, we will be happy to know that the conclusions reached in this book are taken in consideration during the decision-making process in the interest of peace. After all, it is only natural to expect that it will require all the “intelligence” of our defence information systems in order to provide plausible answers to such crucial political and strategic issues.

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