cyprus115Commander Demetries Grimes

(Combat decorated former US naval aviator, SECDEF Executive Fellow, and diplomat. He served as US Naval Attaché to Israel and Greece, deputy commander of the U.S. base at Souda Bay, and adviser on Ukraine and non-NATO partners to NATO’s Maritime Commander in London, UK)

Copyright: @ 2023 Research Institute for European and American Studies ( Publication date: 29 July 2023

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Re-search Institute for European and American Studies

“Fortune favors the bold.”
- Aristotle

For nearly half a century, Western leaders have shown an extreme lack of courage and boldness in dealing with Turkey's illegal occupation of Northern Cyprus. Turkey’s invasion and military occupation of Northern Cyprus remains a glaring, but ignored, international issue, reflecting not only the regional complexities of the Cyprus problem but also exposing the ineffective diplomacy and economic muscle of the EU and US in dealing with their rogue ally, Turkey. ...

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