Dr. William Mallinson
Ionian University, Greece
What I am going to present to you today is a mental basis, foundation, even, for approaching Cyprus and the idea of partition. You are not going to get typical international relations/political science presentation or a conceptual framework, as I believe that if you create a conceptual framework, this does not allow
you to think freely. My foundation is the past. It is very important to look back into the past and to look backwards, as things follow what has already been and the past can, therefore, shed light upon the future.
This presentation was delivered during the roundtable event which took place in Nicosia on the 20th of April 2010.