30° Nicosia,
20 October, 2019

News Room

Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Political Will

The UN report on Cyprus spells out that there is no political will for a solution

Opposition flaws are democracy’s problem

Political opposition parties stuck in old ways push traditional voters into a dangerous corner
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Forging a common policy line

Greece needs to show the required political maturity
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Changes and romantic conceit

With the United States under Trump’s protectionism, moves on the geostrategic playing field seem to be altering the landscape ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Caution and prudence

The next government will be called upon to make historic decisions. Until we get there, a good deal of prudence is advisable ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Erdogan’s dilemmas

Turkey is plunging into a deep crisis
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The Israeli elections and Greece

The strategic democratic line from Jerusalem to Athens is here to stay
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

As some in the US question NATO, Greece invests in the alliance

Greece comes second only to the US in the ratio of its defense expenditure
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Working with Israel and Jewish Americans

Nicosia favors the creation of a liquefied natural gas terminal on Cyprus
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Not a day seems to have gone by

Reading an article by Kathimerini founder Georgios Vlachos
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

A Greek prime minister at the White House

Not a single word was heard on Greece’s role as a strategic ally in a difficult region of the world
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Westward Bound

Pompeo’s comments in Jerusalem tell the story of western political culture
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Turkey’s threats and Greece’s strength

The upcoming regional elections in Turkey partly explain some of the excessive rhetoric from Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Marina Economides Marina Economides

Pass the buck

This was a narrative that they managed to pull through for an entire five-year term in office. Because each time people ...

The 'Cyprus fear' in the west

Western diplomats and foreign dignitaries have two main concerns about the direction of future developments on the small ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The influence of Greek Americans and relations with Turkey

The power of the diaspora should not be discounted
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

How to shield a dead body

According to our 'wise' president, we now have to reflect and ask ourselves about something that has always been at the ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

For a strong Europe

Does the rest of Europe want to see Germany in a new leading role?
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The highest price to pay

I apologize for writing in first person but when something so self-evident ends up being ignored even by our very own ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

You can call it political karma

With the re-election of Nicos Anastasiades, many were puzzled with Harris Georgiades’ decision to insist that he not be ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Critics must put their money where their mouth is

Americans and Europeans often complain about China’s economic penetration of Greece
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

Probe on a probe finding

It was to be expected that the president of the Republic would stand by the finance minister, emphasizing that he still ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

The breakdown of civil protection

In Greece the political pendulum has often swung from one extreme to the other
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

The cost of playing fast and loose

As I was going over surveys into the perception of the electoral power of political parties in every EU member state, I ...
Marina Economides Marina Economides

You know why

'You know why' was the nuanced slogan of DIKO party MP candidate Fytos Constantinou who was running his election campaign ...
Yiannis Kafkarides Yiannis Kafkarides

Cooperative Anathema: Dissolution or sale

Cooperative Bank verdict sees the closure of the bank as a negative development but financially speaking that was the right ...

Turkish and Greek nationalism, a two way street

Blue Homeland was front and centre due to the naval drill of the Turkish Armed Forces, but analysts have been wasting ink ...
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

Arrogance in Greek politics

Absolute power corrupts absolutely
Eleni Xenou Eleni Xenou

This is B’s story

“B” is just 25 years old, born and raised in Kyrenia. His parents, both Turkish Cypriots, were never against peace. Today ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

This is what Greece can be

“This is Greece.” This oft-used excuse gets on my nerves and I apologize for using it here, but I just cannot come up with ...
Andreas Paraschos Andreas Paraschos

Game Changer

President Anastasiades was on a long drift in the ocean and on the stage of international diplomacy but luckily he was rescued ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Wrestling in the Colosseum

How will the hatred that has spread around us in the years of the crisis be erased? The Greek people have been deeply divided. ...
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

‘It’s the algorithm, stupid’

Paranoia and conspiracy theories whizzing around never fail to impress
Athanasios Ellis Athanasios Ellis

The US-EU crisis, NATO and Greece

The Euro-Atlantic family is going through one of the worst crises in its history
Alexis Papachelas Alexis Papachelas

Key moments, tough decisions

Will there ever be a mainstream center-right party