ONE YEAR LATER: WHICH WAY FOR CYPRUS. Last year on April 24, the UN Plan for the resolution of the Cyprus question was put to two separate referenda and was rejected by an overwhelming 76% of Greek Cypriots. The Republic of Cyprus, whose government is the only internationally recognized entity and represents the entire island, is now a member of the EU. There is less tension than … more


FRANCE REALIZES MORE MEMBER STATES MEAN LESS EU. Everybody knew that Turkey’s candidacy would divide the European Union. But nobody had thought it would destabilize the Union’s integration process well before it actually joined the group. It is happening already, as early as six months before Turkey begins … more


TIME TO CONSIDER ACCESSION TO THE PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE. Although they have been member states of the EU since May 1st 2004, Cyprus and Malta do not fully participate in the Union’s common European Security and Defense Policy (ESDP). In Copenhagen (Dec. 2002), the European Council decided that the EU member states which are also members of either NATO or … more



The discussion dealt with “Perspectives on EU and US Policies in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East”. Assistant Professor Guy Harpaz of the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, said that, despite the fact that the EU has achieved … more


UPCOMING SYMPOSIUM: Turkey, the EU and the US: High Stakes, Uncertain Prospects. The Research and Development Center – Intercollege  and the Lyman L. Lemnitzer Center for NATO and EU Studies are organising one of the most in depth reviews of Turkey ever conducted in Cyprus.   On 13-14 May a panel of experts from Canada, Cyprus, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Russia, Switzerland, Turkey, the UK and the US … more