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Contradictory Perceptions of Current Russia-Cyprus Relations

How to cut the Geopolitical Gordian Knot in Cyprus In three essays for RIAC, since summer 2017, and in Russia-Cyprus Relations: A Pragmatic Idealist Perspective , we tried to describe, explain and defend why and how these relations are “special.” The main thesis has been that this nature ...


How Rational Is President Erdogan’s Policy against Cyprus and Greece: a Case Study

The next few months will make clear whether Moscow remains prepared to pursue the “cohabitation” of its “material embrace” with Turkey and its time-honored “special relationship” with Cyprus President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a sui generis leader: on the one hand, he is recognized as a brilliant strategist; on the other, he manages to intimidate states, infuriate statesmen and stateswomen, and hence alienate himself and Turkey from ...


Andrey Kortunov Speaks about Russia's Foreign Policy at University of Nicosia

... University professors, diplomatic corps and civil society's representatives, experts in international relations and journalists. On April 25, Center for European and International Affairs, University of Nicosia in cooperation with Embassy of Russia in Cyprus held a public lecture "Russia's Foreign Policy in Eastern Mediterranean and in the Middle East". Andreas Theophanous, President of Center for European and International Affairs, and Stanislav Osadchiy, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary ...


Is the Eastern Mediterranean a New Competitor for Russia on the European Gas Markets?

Is Europe an Attractive Market for Gas? Or Are there Other Markets? Over the course of less than ten years, large reserves of gas were discovered in Eastern Mediterranean countries (Israel, Cyprus and Egypt), and some say this gas could soon be exported to Europe. When can such exports be organized? In what quantities? And how? And will the Levantine “blue fuel” not challenge Russia’s positions on the European market? ...


EU-Russia Antagonism in the Eastern Mediterranean

... antitrust legislation. Furthermore, that pipeline, which is meant to carry Russian gas to Europe through Turkey and Greece, would face a variety of political and economic obstacles. Except for the deep routed Greek-Turkish confrontation over Aegean and Cyprus, European countries appear reluctant to join the project as consumers trying to reduce their reliance on Russia. In this event, Greece and Turkey would not be able to use on their own all the gas that Gazprom would eventually plan to send through ...


Have Russia and Cyprus tied a military knot?

Experts share their views on Cyprus-Russia agreements struck on February 26, 2015 with RIAC Two days ago there was a meeting at the highest level between the President of Russia Mr. Vladimir Putin and Cyprus President Mr. Nicos Anastasiades. Nine agreements were signed. Experts ...


Cyprus: A Blessing for Russia, in Disguise?

THE financial crisis in Cyprus raises two interesting questions. Of Russia and Europe, which needs the other more? And despite the outrage from Russian depositors who’ve lost money in their Cypriot bank accounts, could the crisis ultimately help Russia? At first glance,...


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