Ioannis N. Grigoriadis

Cyprus Negotiations Thwarted by Issues on Security and Guarantees

How Can the Peace Process Be Revived?

SWP Comments 2017/C 28, July 2017, 4 Pages

The failure of the latest round of negotiations at Crans-Montana has disenchanted those who saw them as a historic opportunity for the resolution of the Cyprus problem. Issues regarding security and guarantees proved to be insurmountable obstacles to a solution. Although mutual recriminations, upcoming hydrocarbon drillings, and presidential elections in Cyprus will not help restore the negotiations in the immediate future, there is no better alternative to the continuation of the UN-led negotiations process, with the aim of achieving a federal solution.