Putting out the fire with petrol

There is a tendency in Cyprus to ignore that resolving social ills are the stitches that enable politics to work. Dogma and theories present wishful thinking of what should be, but reality


Veni, Vidi, Vici

We go on holiday for different reasons at different times of the year to recharge our batteries and escape the daily routine. Some want to get away as far as possible where


A hazardous Cyprus peace odyssey

A senior UN diplomat arrived on the island this week to bolster morale and offer words of support from the secretary general. On her first visit to Cyprus, UN Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo


Going silent on gender equality

International Women’s Day in Cyprus is championed with such fervour as if there is collective guilt about all the things we are not putting right. Everyone in the political arena wheeled out


Easy to please, slow to judge

Challenges, mistakes and mishaps will await the new government, which pledged to work hard and deliver on promises to the Cypriot people. These words have been heard countless times; some believe they


Crossing the chasm in Ukraine

A year ago, Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine expecting an easy victory as the Kremlin looked for a morale boost ahead of presidential elections. Moscow had entered Ukraine nearly a decade before,


Where will the journey end?

There’s a feel-good factor surrounding the election of a new president after a narrow win for the former foreign minister Nikos Christodoulides. He promised lots to many people, raising the expectancy levels


Blue wave swamps transfer market

Chelsea didn’t take long to trigger a barrage of criticism and envy after it went on a January shopping spree to scoop up Europe’s best young players. Many believe the club has


Snaring a UN scapegoat

Over the five years of this government, a toxic mix brewing has ensured that peace talks are buried under concrete as Nicosia adopted a more aggressive tone. It will have us believe

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