Archive | January, 2017

With Washington, will Turkey turn up trumps?

From Latin America to Europe, from Asia to Africa, most of the world had been waiting the arrival of Donald Trump in the White House with some apprehension. After his divisive, churlish and protectionist inauguration speech, many are bracing for trouble ahead; but not everyone is fretting and protesting. In the Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte welcomed […]

Unlucky Friday for Cyprus

The UN-led talks on Cyprus in Geneva were the culmination of an 18-month long meticulous and determined effort, representing the best chance in years to put the divided island together again. The Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders, Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akinci, in the presence of the three guarantor powers, Turkey, Greece and the United […]