CoE Lefkosia Summit: Cyprus and Russia at Centre Stage of European Politics

On the 19th of May, the Republic of Cyprus successfully completed its six-month term at the helm of the Committee of Foreign Ministers of the Council of Europe. Foreign Ministers, Deputy Foreign Ministers and Permanent Representatives from the rest 46 member states plus observers from the USA, Canada, The Holy…

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Crimea – Cyprus Self-Determination: Universal Principle for Universal Implementation

Around ninety per cent of the inhabitants of Crimea are Russian-speaking, Russian-cultured and Russian-educated, and it would be strange if they did not vote for accession to a country that welcomes their kinship, empathy and loyalty. Moreover, in the March 2014 referendum on self-determination there was not “a single case…

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Any News of the Investigation on the Latest Chemical Attack in Syria?

Syrian Government’s more than 90 letters(!) to the Security Council, the Joint Investigative Mechanism and other bodies, containing documented evidence that ISIS possessed toxic chemicals obtained from Turkey remain unanswered to this day.   The latest chemical attack in Khan Shayk Hun, in Syria’s Idlib Governorate reportedly caused the deaths of…

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Η ΑΒΑΣΤΑΧΤΗ ΜΑΣ ΟΜΦΑΛΟΣΚΟΠΙΑ

Νεαρότερα μικρά κράτη όπως η Σλοβενία - έτος ανεξαρτησίας 1991, έκταση 20,273 τετραγωνικά χιλιόμετρα, πληθυσμός 2,064,188 – έρχονται στο προσκήνιο και μας επισκιάζουν. Με μια ευφυέστατη πρωτοβουλία η κυβέρνηση της Σλοβενίας βρίσκεται σήμερα στο προσκήνιο της διεθνούς διπλωματίας.  Εξηγούμαι: η Λιουμπλιάνα προτείνει φιλοξενία της πρώτης συνάντησης των ηγετών των δύο…

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The Collapse of European Security: Huge Responsibilities of the German Chancellor

This very informative and eloquent article analyzing Europe’s fundamental security concerns appeared in the Greek website www.troktiko2.com on 7 January 2017. The author is Ioannis Michaletos. We render it in English below as it definitely deserves to reach the widest possible international audience. Throughout the so-called Arab Spring, all reliable organizations,…

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Mentors of International Terrorism Try to Save their Minions

Recently, the Syrian Army has struck major successes in Aleppo. Once again the West plays down the Syrian victory against Islamic extremist rebels, revealing its real attitude towards the Syrian crisis. Western attempts to discredit the situation are intensified. The accusations against Damascus and Moscow about alleged regular air strikes…

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ISF Participation in EU Non-Proliferation & Disarmament Conference 2016

The International Security Forum, Cyprus was represented in the EU Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Conference by Dr. Yiorghos Leventis, Director and Mr. Zoran Ristic, Research Associate. The conference attended by about 300 international delegates was held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Brussels on 3-4 November 2016. As an independent think tank, the…

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Washington Fears the Strengthening of Moscow in the Middle East

The struggle in Syria against the terrorist organization Islamic State (IS or ISIS) has reached a new level. According to a recent agreement between Moscow and Tehran, Air and Space Forces of Russia are given the opportunity to use the Iranian Air Base Hamadan for strikes on positions and targets…

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Mavroyiannis UN General Assembly Defeat: Who are Cyprus’ True Allies?

Last Monday 13 of June, as the hot Mediterranean summer working day was here in Lefkosia drawing to a close, we received another unexpected blow (?) to our international standing if not reputation: our top diplomat Andreas Mavroyiannis was defeated in his bid to be elected President of the 71st…

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