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Sunday
Mar272016

Overcoming Ethnic Divides

While disastrous ‘hot’ wars rage in Syria and beyond, bringing devastation to millions in the Middle East, Cyprus has been in the ‘deep freeze’ for a long time.   At a time of this turmoil and the great insecurity it brings to the region, a successful peace process offers a real opportunity to this small Island to be a good example of overcoming ethnic divides.

The optimism at the negotiation table at present may be indicating that finally Cyprus is approaching the point of breakthrough. 

Perhaps the leadership and the timing is now right and this time there will be a successful outcome; but then what will happen?  The post-conflict environment will be highly sensitive and fragile.  With a new era will begin the real hard work. 

The article questions if Cyprus is ready for a success and if she will be able to sustain a positive outcome.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/03/27/overcoming-ethnic-divides-is-cyprus-ready-for-success/

Huffington Post, 22 March 2016, Cyprus Mail 27 March 2016