Sunday, 25 October , 2020

British Empire

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first...

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were...

The Divisions of Cyprus, by Perry Anderson

Firsta published at 24 April 2008 www.lrb.co.uk By Perry Anderson Enlargement, widely regarded as the greatest single achievement of the European Union since the end of the...

Britain in Cyprus

  By William Mallinson, ex-British Diplomat, Professor of Political Ideas and Institutions at Universita Guglielmo Marconi As the latest neurotic and frenetic round of negotiations about...

Without Russia it’s only Hobson’s choice for Cyprus

  *Aris Petasis and *William Mallinson As the latest neurotic and frenetic round of negotiations about illegally occupied Cyprus is planned to continue in March 2017,...

Reminding History to explain Politics – the case of Cyprus

  As we explained in a previous article posted here a post-modern, still very real coup d' etat is now executed, with the aim of...

The Divisions of Cyprus, by Perry Anderson

Enlargement, widely regarded as the greatest single achievement of the European Union since the end of the Cold War, and occasion for more or less unqualified self-congratulation, has left one inconspicuous thorn in the palm of Brussels. The furthest east of all the EU’s new acquisitions, even if the most prosperous and democratic, has been a tribulation to its establishment, one that neither fits the uplifting narrative of the deliverance of captive nations from Communism, nor furthers the strategic aims of Union diplomacy, indeed impedes them.

Perry Anderson on Cyprus (and Obama in Athens)

One of the reasons, many observers believe, President Obama comes to Greece this week, is to press Athens to be “helpful” for a “solution” to the Cyprus problem. On the other hand the European Commission is also pressing hard both Nicosia and Athens to accept a solution, even worse than the one the Cypriot people had rejected back in 2004, by voting by an overwhelming majority NO in a referendum held in both the territories controlled by the Republic of Cyprus and those under the control of the Turkish Army, which invaded Cyprus in 1974 and does not seem in any way willing to leave the island, with or without an agreed solution.