Dr George Vassiliou George Vassiliou was born in Famagusta, Cyprus. He has a PhD in Economics from the University of Budapest and specialized in marketing and market research in London. In 1963 [...]
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The Challenges of Formulating National Security Strategies (NSS) in the Presence of Overarching Existential Threats
By Constantinos Adamides The overall objective of the paper is to examine how states that face an overarching (perceived) existential threat may be at a disadvantage when developing their National Security Strategies (NSS).
By Marinos Papaioakeim Despite the fact that Cyprus is a small state in the international system, with all that this entails in the exercise of diplomatic practice, the Republic of Cyprus (RoC), particularly in the last ten years, has taken several initiatives for activities that fall in the realm of defence diplomacy.
Power Games in the Exclusive Economic Zone of the Republic of Cyprus: The Trouble with Turkey’s Coercive Diplomacy
By Michalis Kontos This paper examines the case of the Republic of Cyprus’ (RoC's) quest for exploring natural gas reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) amidst Turkey’s threats, under the lens of coercion and deterrence theory
By Petros Petrikkos This analysis focuses on how European nations (inclusive of the EU as a whole) and Gulf countries (inclusive of the Gulf Cooperation Council) have been exercising financial control over Lebanon’s autonomy and overall functions as an independent state-entity.