Reflections on the Report: “The Cyprus Stalemate: What Next?” The International Crisis Group’s Report on Cyprus entitled “The Cyprus Stalemate: What Next?”, (March 8, 2006) appears to have a particular political agenda, contains serious inaccuracies, is often misleading and entails a hidden attempt of historical revisionism. The Report adopts a strongly pro-Turkish attitude whilst it is vindictive, … more


Some Brief Preliminary Comments on President Chirac’s Recent Announcement on the Role of French Nuclear Weapons. Although it is not surprising that in Cyprus everyone appears to be rightly obsessed with the Cyprus Problem, in part because elsewhere nobody appears to really care, one should not forget other important international developments. What deserves particular attention for instance is the 19 January 2006 announcement by France’s President Jacques Chirac that he would not discard the use of nuclear weapons … more


The Paris Agreement: Why it was Possible? A long awaited meeting between the President of Cyprus, Mr. Tassos Papadopoulos, and the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, ended up in an agreement. The two men met in Paris on 28   February 2006 in order “to review the situation in Cyprus and examine modalities for moving forward on the process leading to the reunification of the island”. That meeting took place twenty-two months after the … more


Annual Report “The Military Forces in Cyprus 2006”. The Research Center – Intercollege organized a press conference on Tuesday, 28 March 2006, during which the Unit of Strategic Studies presented its Annual Report. The Report presented by Dr. Aristos Aristotelous, Head of the Unit of Strategic Studies of the Research Center –  Intercollege provides a breakdown of the balance of power in Cyprus among the Turkish Armed Forces and … more


Upcoming Events. Two timely seminars in which highly regarded academics and researchers from Cyprus and abroad will offer their expert views on two important topics will take place at the Research Center … more