WHERE TO NOW? (by Gustave Feissel). With the beginning of the negotiations on 15 May 2015 between the Greek Cypriot leader, Nicos Anastasiades, and the Turkish Cypriot Leader, Mustafa Akinci, who both favor a settlement of the Cyprus problem, a period of great expectations set in unlike in any prior negotiations.  From the very outset of their talks the two leaders (supported by the efforts … MORE
TIME FOR PLAN B – AN EVOLUTIONARY APPROACH (by Andreas Theophanous). In recent years the international community has invested much political capital in the process of resolving the Cyprus problem as well as for serving broader objectives in the Eastern Mediterranean. The latter includes the need for multilateral cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean for energy and … MORE
EXTERNAL ASPECT OF THE CYPRUS PROBLEM (by Ahmet Djavit An). In the “Special Issue: The Cyprus Problem” of the “In Depth” bimonthly Electronic Newsletter, published in February 2017, I dealt with the internal aspect of the Cyprus problem under the title “Uncertainties at the Cyprus negotiations.” In this issue, I shall point out the uncertainties about the external aspect, mainly … MORE


JORDAN, PALESTINE AT THE CROSSROADS OF THE EAST MEDITERRANEAN’S ENERGY ROADMAP AND THE IMPORTANCE OF CYPRUS (by Antonia Dimou). In the East Mediterranean energy setting, Cyprus is at critical stage en route to natural gas production providing promising prospects for Jordan and Palestine. Jordan’s core objective lies in security of energy … MORE
TOWARDS A NEW UNDERSTANDING OF “DEMOCRACY”. WHAT IS KEEPING THE PUBLIC FROM ENGAGING AND HOW CAN THIS BE REMEDIED IN TODAY’S E.U.? (by Eleonora Gavrielides). Europe despite its multitude of variable problems is still as safe and as prosperous a haven as one could probably hope for in todays tumultuous and often confusing world. We, European MORE
WHY THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY OF CYPRUS REMAINS AN ELUSIVE AND DISTANT DREAM (by Savvakis C. Savvides). Cyprus suffers from a developing acute case of what Richard Koo (Koo, 2015) has coined as Balance Sheet Recession. This means that because of the excessive and quite unprecedented levels of private debt (3 to 4 times the size of the country’s GDP) weighing on households MORE