anastasiadisAristide D. Caratzas
(A trained historian, an academic publisher and international policy consultant based in Athens, Nicosia and New York)

Copyright: The National Herald based in USA (September 27-October 3, 2014) – Publication Date on RIEAS ( on 30 September 2014.

President Nikos Anastasiades, accompanied by his Foreign Minister Yannakis Kasoulides and Government Spokesman Nikos Christodoulides and an array of officials, made his annual pilgrimage to the United Nations. Unlike previous years however there appears to be movement relating to the Cyprus issue that emanates not only from the usual Washington quarters (that are studiedly oblivious to current realities) but also from forces in the US capital that are disturbed by the transformation of Turkey into a hard-line, autonomous regional player promoting Sunni Islamic expansion (including support for Islamic terrorist groups, explicit enemies of the US, its allies and Israel).... Read more