EDITOR’S NOTE – TOWARD A NEW APPROACH (by Andreas Theophanous). In Depth Vol. 14, No. 1 is a thematic issue devoted to the Cyprus Question. We should recall that in the last few months high expectations were raised for a comprehensive solution of the Cyprus Problem. The recent round of negotiations on January 9-12, 2017 in Geneva, which culminated in a conference solution … MORE
  UNCERTAINTIES AT THE CYPRUS NEGOTIATIONS (by Ahmet Djavit An). In Cyprus, which has been divided since 1974 as a result of the occupation of the northern part of the island by Turkey, a new set of the intercommunal negotiations have been going on since mid-May 2015 between President Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot leader Akıncı, in order to reunite the island under a federal … MORE
  THE DIALECTIC OF DISINFORMATION AND THE DEMONISATION OF GREEK FOREIGN MINISTER NIKOS KOTZIAS (by Marios Evriviades). “[Philip] Agee spent 12 years (1957-69) as a CIA case officer, most of it in Latin America. His first book, Inside the Company: CIA Diary, published in 1974 revealed how it was a common Agency tactic to write editorials and phoney news stories … MORE
THE CYPRUS CONUNDRUM – IT AIN’T OVER TILL IT’S OVER (by Anna Koukkides-Procopiou). Fifty percent of all worldwide peace agreements fail within five years of being signed, the rate of relapse worsening, year in, year out, with every passing decade since the 1960s. It seems we have all along been signing ‘agreements without peace’, failing to see that peace is a process and not … MORE
  ROTATING PRESIDENCY AND CROSS VOTING AS GAME CHANGERS (by Yiannos Katsourides). The current constitution of the Republic of Cyprus (RoC) provides for separate political representation between Greek and Turkish Cypriots -the two major communities of the island; a direct effect of British colonial legacy. This is vividly reflected in presidential politics where the constitution MORE
CYPRUS PROBLEM AND THE DAY AFTER: FROM CONFLICT MANAGEMENT TO CRISIS MANAGEMENT (by Giorgos Kentas). This short peace intends to initiate a new research agenda for the Cyprus Problem. An extended literature, as well as a number of reports and analyses, focus on alternative options for arranging the problem. Little, if any work has been made however on the day after MORE
  THE SOVEREIGN BASE AREAS AND THE CYPRUS PROBLEM (by Petros Savvides). With the exception of a brief period in the 1970s, when the Ministry of Defence United Kingdom (MODUK) considered, in its defence review, the possibility of reducing its operational costs in Cyprus and even abandoning its military bases on the island, the question of the Sovereign Base Areas (SBAs) never MORE