THE EXPECTATIONS OF THE DAY AFTER (by Andreas Theophanous). The past two Sundays, citizens had gone to the polls to vote for a President but they did so with mixed feelings. There was and there still is deep concern arising from the fear of the unknown; nonetheless there is also a sense of hope. Naturally, … MORE

THE CHALLENGE OF THE FIRST HUNDRED DAYS (by Van Coufoudakis). When the dust from the Presidential electoral campaign settles down and the votes are counted, the new Cypriot leadership will confront the reality of governing and addressing the critical issues facing the Republic of Cyprus. Few months … MORE

STRATEGIC CHALLENGES FACING THE NEW PRESIDENT (by Achilles C. Emilianides). The negotiations for the solution of the Cyprus problem remain at a standstill following the completion of the term of President Christofias term. The ‘Christofias doctrine’, that he could take advantage of his inter-personal … MORE

ELECTIONS IN AN ERA OF CRISIS (by Yiannos Katsourides). There are many ways one might comment on the recent presidential elections in Cyprus. At the risk of being over-simplistic I have decided to highlight, in brief, what I consider to be the defining features of these elections and the challenges that lie ahead … MORE

ON THE ELECTION OF NICOS ANASTASIADES: THE CHALLENGES OF THE FIRST WEEKS (by Giorgos Kentas). On February 27, 2013 the rightwinger leader of DISY (Democratic Rally) Nicos Anastasiades was elected as the seventh president of the Republic of Cyprus. Nicos Anastasiades secured 57.48% of … MORE

WHAT ARE THE ENERGY PRIORITIES OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT? (by Theodore Tsakiris). The discovery of gas reserves in Block 12 (December 2011) and the successful conclusion of the negotiations with ENI/Kogas and Total for the awarding of Blocks 2,3,9,10 and 11 (January-February 2013), constitute … MORE

NICOS ANASTASIADES ELECTED 7TH PRESIDENT OF CYPRUS AFTER SECURING 57.5% IN SECOND ROUND (by ampersand public affairs). Democratic Rally DISY leader Nicos Anastasiades secured 57.5% of the vote in the second round of the presidential elections and was last night elected the … MORE

IN PRINCIPE … (by Salome Yiallourou). At the time the present thoughts are being written, the presidential elections of the Republic of Cyprus have not taken place yet, the new Leader is unknown, and thus the followings, do not concern a specific person, the elected by the people president of the Republic of … MORE