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VANISHING CYPRUS: A POLITICAL FEAST

By Andreas C Chrysafis May, 2015 (No 74) © There is a strange steaming concoction being brewed deep inside the political cauldrons of conspiracy. The offer on the menu today is a little island nestled at the far end of the Eastern Mediterranean. While the masterminds are vying for a good table seat, the “food tasters” are nibbling away to ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: The Mousetrap of Banking

By Andreas C Chrysafis April, 2015 (No 73) © Pick up a stone off the ground, turn it upside down and one soon discovers another thriving virus of corruption lurking under it. To the dismay of citizens, a fine web of dishonesty has deeply infiltrated into the social structure of the island. In the absence of Rule of Law, and ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Poverty in Cyprus

By Andreas C Chrysafis March, 2015 (No 72) © In the absence of true democracy and justice, the misconception that people elect a government in the interest of the people is a fallacy and more so today than ever before. The ideals of direct democracy were never applied as envisioned by the great minds and forefathers of democracy. Historically, events ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GREEK EXIT FROM EURO!

By Andreas C Chrysafis February, 2015 (No 69) There is a serious political and economic clash going on deep inside the chambers of the EU. The newly elected Tsipras government has triggered a tsunami that may not be so easily contained. The northern states dominated by Germany and braced by the ECB have now also regressed to blackmailing tactics. What ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: Turkey’s Neo-Ottomanism

By Andreas C Chrysafis January, 2015 (No 68) © Turkey’s Erdogan/Davudoglu leadership in its ambition to establish an imperial Turkish Empire have courted Sunni Hamas to set up its headquarters in Ankara. In return, Turkey will obtain a unique geopolitical opportunity and a base to be at a breath’s distance from Israel. Since no other country in the region trusts ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: BROKEN PROMISES – NEW YEAR 2015

By Andreas C Chrysafis January 1, 2015 (No 67) © Many people would make New Year’s resolutions and hardly any of them will be kept or come to fruition. One may say, “so be it”. And so, life goes on full of broken promises. In fact Cypriot citizens are drowned by such promises that never materialize: The EU promised us ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: GLOBAL RELIGION – RULE of LAW

By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 66) © Among the ashes of despair there is always a glimmer of hope that one day, a day will come when common sense will prevail to stop the burning of children on the alter of peoples’ hatreds and deficiencies. Today, violence seems to have mutated into barbarity; all in the name of ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: ENDANGERED CYPRIOT COMMUNITY

By Andreas C Chrysafis December, 2014 (No 65) © The Republic of Cyprus is entering into an unpredictable phase in its troublesome history. If the economic crisis were not bad enough, it is also facing constant provocation by Turkey while the bi-communal negotiations have come to a dead end due to Turkey’s military threats. As for the natural gas bonanza ... Read More »

VANISHING CYPRUS: “Bellows for Justice in Cyprus”

By Andreas C Chrysafis November, 2014 (No62) © No one seems to hear the bellowing echoes for justice in Cyprus. Ever since the Turkish military invasion of the island (1974) trapped citizens keep asking why and what is happening to their country…! Why has this elusive justice evaded the island for so many years? Is it because Justice is selective ... Read More »