ERPIC Events

2016
East Mediterranean Forum Conference: The Latest Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean

Changes in the Balance of Power – Putin, BREXIT and Trump
Air Commodore RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert – ERPIC Honorary Chairman
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

New Developments in Air Power in Syria and the Eastern Mediterranean
Brigadier General IDF (Retd.) Asaf Agmon
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

South Eastern Mediterranean Air Power Projection – Today and Beyond
Lt. General HAF (Retd) Ioannis E. Anastasakis
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

A Commentary on the Developments of Air Power
Air Commodore RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert, ERPIC Honorary Chairman
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Maritime Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean
Admiral IDF (Retd.) David Ben-Bashat
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Maritime Strategy for the 21st Century
Captain RSwN (Retd) Lars Wedin– Académie de marine, ERPIC Board of Directors
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Russian Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean
Professor Irina Zvyagelskaya – Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

The Role of Iran in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Greater Middle East
Brigadier General Dr. Ephraim Sneh (Retd) – Chairman, the Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue, Netanya Academic College
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

What would be Necessary to Rethink the Iran P5+1 Agreement?
Dr. Yair Hirschfeld – Vice Chair of the S. Daniel Abraham Center for Strategic Dialogue
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Political Islam in the Eastern Mediterranean
Professor Farid Mirbagheri – Department of International Relations, University of Nicosia
Political Islam in the East Med – F. Mirbagheri
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

The Latest Developments in Turkey
Brigadier General (Retd.) Christos Minagias
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Turkey’s Struggle for World Hegemony of the Islamic People
Dr. David Altman – Senior Vice President, Netanya Academic College Strategic Culture of Turkey
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

The Strategic Culture of Turkey
Marcus Templar – U.S. Army Cryptologic Linguist, and All-Source Intelligence Analyst of the Defense Intelligence Agency (Retd.)
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

The Strategic Role of Cyprus: Some Salient Lessons of History
Dr. Klearchos Kyriakides – Director ERPIC Rule of Law & Democracy Program
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Hydrocarbon Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean
Gary Lakes – Director ERPIC Energy Program
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Closing Remarks
Air Commodore RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert – ERPIC Honorary Chairman
December 5-7, 2016
Larnaca

Roundtable

Security in the Eastern Mediterranean
Speaker: Ambassador Kathleen Ann Doherty
December 1, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

Iran and the Eastern Mediterranean
Interview with Ambassador Dr. Reza Zabib
November 24, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

Syrian Peace Talks: Prospects of a Great Power Regional Concert?
Interview with Prof. Marios Evriviades and Prof. Farid Mirbagheri
March 1, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

Challenges Facing Christian Communities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Greater Middle East
Interview with Dr. Hrayr Jebejian, Secretary General of the Bible Society of the Gulf
February 23, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

Recasting the Security of the Eastern Mediterranean
Interview with Prof. Marios Evriviades
February 16, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

The Islamist Challenge to the Eastern Mediterranean and Europe
Interview with Dr. Shmuel Bar, Senior Israeli Analyst, and Founder and CEO of Shmuel Bar Research and Consultancy Ltd
February 9, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

East Mediterranean Energy: A Discussion of Possibilities
Interview with Mr. Gary Lakes
February 2, 2016.
Larnaca

Interview

The Economic Dimensions of a Cyprus Settlement
Interview with Dr. Aris Petasis
January 26, 2016
Larnaca

Interview

The Meaning of ‘Bi-Communalism’ and its Consequences for Cyprus and the European Union
Interview with Dr Klearchos A. Kyriakides Tuesday
January 19, 2016.
Larnaca


2015
Interview

Long-Term Turkish Strategy on Cyprus as Recorded in the British National Archives.
Interview with Mrs. Fanoulla Argyrou.
October 6, 2015
Larnaca

Interview

The Future Cyprus Settlement: Lessons from Lebanon
Interview with Associate Professor Habib Malik, History and Cultural Studies, Lebanese American University.
September 24, 2015
Larnaca

Roundtable

Current Geopolitical Issues in the Eastern Mediterranean: Energy Issues
Speaker: Professor Aftab Kamal Pasha, Centre for West Asian Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.
May, 27, 2015
Nicosia

Evolving Global Terrorism Threat in and around the Mediterranean
Speaker: Fernando Reinares, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute, Spain
May 27, 2015
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Eastern Mediterranean: the French Foreign Policy
Speaker: H.E. Ambassador Jean-Lec Florent, Embassy of the French Republic in Cyprus
April 21, 2015
Nicosia

Roundtable

Islam and Islamism. Can History Suggest How the Strategic Future May Unravel?
Air Cdre RAF (Retd) Andrew Lambert – Director of the ERPIC Regional Security Program
January 21, 2015
Nicosia


2014
Roundtable

Cyber Warfare in the Eastern Mediterranean
Speaker: Major General (Retd) Panagiotis Mavropoulos Professor of Strategy at the Hellenic Army Academy and the Hellenic National Defence College
September 30, 2014
Larnaca

Roundtable

Scotland and the Slippery Slope from Devolution to the Independence Referendum and Beyond: The Lessons to be Learnt and their Relevance to Cyprus and its Fellow Members of the European Union
Speaker: Dr Klearchos A. Kyriakides
September 22, 2014
Nicosia

Roundtable

Guardians of Fundamental Rights or Servants of the New State of Affairs: The Proper Role of Judges in a Post-Settlement Cyprus
Speaker:Dr. Klearchos A. Kyriakides,
July 23, 2014
Larnaca

Roundtable

The Cyprus Problem – Moving Closer to a Solution?
Speaker: Ambassador Andreas D. Mavroyiannis
July 1, 2014
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Role of Iran in Search for Regional Stability
Speaker: Dr. Mostafa Zahrani, Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS)
June 23, 2014
Nicosia

Roundtable

Τα Σχέδια Επιχειρήσεων της Τουρκίας Εναντίον της Ελλάδος και της Κύπρο
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Εξοπλισμοί των Τουρκικών Ενόπλων Δυνάμεων
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Τουρκικές Ένοπλες Δυνάμεις
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Η Στρατηγική Εθνικής Ασφαλείας της Τουρκίας
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Βασικοί Άξονες της Τούρκικης Εξωτερικής Πολιτικής
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Ισλάμ και Πολιτική στην Τουρκία
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Επιλόγος
Speaker: Christos Minagias
May 27, 2014
Larnaca

Roundtable

Russia’s Role in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyond
Speaker: H.E. Ambassador Stanislav V. Osadchiy
Embassy of the Russian Federation
April 8, 2014
Nicosia

Roundtable

Iran’s Regional and International Developments
Speaker:  H.E. Ambassador Ali Akbar Rezaei, Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Cyprus
February 19, 2014
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Contribution of the Republic of Cyprus to Eastern Mediterranean Security
Speaker: Mr. Photis Photiou, Minister of Defence, Republic of Cyprus
January 28 2014
Nicosia


2013
Roundtable

The prospect of partition in the United Kingdom: Should Cyprus say ‘ΟΧΙ (“No”) and thereby help to guarantee the ‘ΕΝΩΣΙΣ (Union) between England and Scotland?
Speaker: Dr. Klearchos A. Kyriakides
January 26, 2013
Larnaca

Roundtable

Cyprus: The Courage to Compromise
Speaker: Constantine Partasides, Solicitor-Advocate,
January 26, 2013
Larnaca


2012
Roundtable

Aftermath from the Arab Spring
Speaker: Dr. John Munro, Independent Consultant
October 3, 2012
Larnaca

Roundtable

Strategic Approach to the development of Natural Gas Infrastructure
Speaker: Gideon Lerman, Regional and Spatial Planner, Lerman Architects
July 12, 2012
Larnaca

Roundtable

Challenges of the Israeli Foreign Policy
Speaker: Ambassador Michael Harari Embassy of the State of Israel in Cyprus
June 19, 2012
Nicosia

Roundtable

Η Στρατηγική θέση της Κύπρου στον τομέα της Ενέργειας (The Strategic Position of Cyprus in the Energy Sector)
Mr Neoklis Sylikiotis, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, the Republic of Cyprus,
May 15, 2012
Nicosia

Roundtable

Cyprus Gas: A View on the Short and Long-Term Alternatives and Options
Speaker: Peter Wallace Managing Director, Global CSS Ltd, Cyprus
January 11, 2012
Larnaca


2011
Roundtable

Constructing the Vasilikos LNG Plant: Questions of Feasibility: A Reality Check
Speaker: Peter Wallace
November 17, 2011
Nicosia

Roundtable

Poland’s EU Presidency:  Overview of the Challenges
Speaker: Ambassador Pawel Dobrowolski, Embassy of the Republic of Poland
October 19, 2011
Nicosia

Roundtable

Assessing Turkey’s Threats Regarding the Eastern Mediterranean and Israeli and Greek Responses
Speaker:Eftymiou Petrou
20 September 2011
Nicosia

Roundtable

Hydrocarbon Exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean
Speaker: George Chr. Pelaghias
September 20, 2011
Nicosia

Roundtable

Recent Developments in Cyprus, Turkey and Israel Relations
Speaker: Dimitris Meritis
September 20, 2011
Nicosia

Roundtable

Integrated Maritime Policy of the EU
Speaker: Capt RSwN (Retd.) Lars Wedin
July 28, 2011
Nicosia

Roundtable

Fueling the Future of a ‘Special Relationship’: the United Kingdom, the Republic of Cyprus and the Need for a New Thinking
Speaker: Dr. Klearchos Kyriakides
July 25, 2011
Nicosia


2010
Roundtable

Turkey’s Transformation and Regional Balance of Power
Dr. Demetrios A. Theophylactou
November 9, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

What is Strategy and Why is it Important?
Speaker: Capt RSwN (Retd.) Lars Wedin
October 19, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

Reviving a Dying Empire:  Reawakening US Vital Interests in the Middle East
Speaker:  Professor Herbert Reginbogin, Touro Law School, New York
October 5, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Special Relationship between the UK and Cyprus: A new Decade, a New Mind Set?
Speaker: Dr. Klearchos Kyriakides
September 10, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

Warfare: A New Paradigm?
Speaker: Air Cdre RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert
September 10, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Priorities of the Belgian Presidency
Speaker: Ambassador Guy Sevrin, Royal Belgian Embassy in Cyprus
July 13, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Rise of Turkey and the Cyprus Problem
Speaker: Ambassador Andrestinos Papadopoulos
June 29, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

Politicization of Humanitarian Aid
Speaker: Prof. Avishai Ehrlich
June 22, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

Ending the Israeli Occupation
Speaker: Khalid Najjar General Delegate of Palestine in Cyprus
June 8, 2010.
Nicosia

Roundtable

Turkey’s Road to Accession: The Current State of Play – A View from Brussels
Speaker: Iannos Charalambides
May 28, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Cyprus Issue and the Rule of Law Following Apostolides v Orams 2010
Speaker: Costas Frankeskides
February 12, 2010
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Rule of Law and the Judicial Protection of Fundamental Rights: Some Reflections in the Light of the Lisbon Treaty
Speaker: Dr Klearchos Kyriakides
February 12, 2010
Nicosia


2009
Roundtable

Current issues of the Law of the Sea and Their Relevance to Cyprus
Speaker: Ambassador Andreas Jacovides
June 23, 2009
Nicosia

Roundtable

Security and Solutions of the Cyprus Problem
Speaker: Mr Nicos Koutsou MEP Candidate
May 25, 2009
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Role of the EU in the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East
Speaker: Mr Ioannis Kasoulides MEP
May 21, 2009

Roundtable

The History and Importance of Air Power in the Eastern Mediterranean
Speaker: Air Commodore Andrew Lambert, Royal Air Force (Ret.)
May 14, 2009
Nicosia

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The Island of Cyprus and the Projection of Western Military Power East of Suez
Speaker: Dr Klearchos A. Kyriakides
May 14, 2009
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Lessons of Lancaster House Fifty Years On: The Importance and Contemporary Relevance of the Lancaster House Conference and Zurich-London Agreements of February 1959
Speaker: Dr Klearchos A. Kyriakides
May 13, 2009
Nicosia

Roundtable

Israel’s New Government – Implications for the Region
Speaker: Professor Avishai Ehrlich
March 31, 2009
Nicosia

Roundtable

Prospects of War and Peace in the Middle East in the Wake of the Gaza War
Speaker: Professor Avishai Ehrlich
February 5, 2009
Nicosia

Conference: The Crescent of Crisis and the Role of Cyprus
PART I

The Crescent of Crisis, the Kaleidoscope of Conflict and the strategic role of Cyprus
Speaker: Dr Klearchos Kyriakides
September 11, 2009
Nicosia

The British, the Mediterranean and the Anglo-Cypriot Relationship: What went wrong?
Speaker: Robert Holland
September 11, 2009
Nicosia

The Eastern Mediterranean and the Projection of Air Power
Speaker: Air Cdre RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert
September 11, 2009
Nicosia

British Strategy and Cyprus: Past and Present
Speaker: Dr. Phillip Towle
September 11, 2009
Nicosia

PART II

Oil, Gas and Energy Security
Speaker: Gary Lakes
October 23, 2009
Nicosia

Energy Security and the Geopolitics of Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean
Speaker: Solon Kassinis
October 23, 2009
Nicosia

Is the Israeli-Palestinian: Arab Conflict Intractable?
Speaker: Prof. Avishai Erlich
October 23, 2009
Nicosia

The Legal Principles Governing the Control of National Airspace and Flight Information Regions and their Application to the Eastern Mediterranean
Speaker: Prof. Nick Greif
October 23, 2009
Nicosia

Turkish-Israeli Relations and the Syrian Track
Speaker: Ambassador Dr. Alon Liel
October 23, 2009
Nicosia

Ahmed Davutoglu’s Geopolitical Perceptions about Cyprus
Speaker: Christos Iacovou
October 23, 2009
Nicosia

PART III

The Russian Response to Western Strategy
Speaker: Dr. Nadia Arbatova
November 27, 2009
Nicosia

Challenges and Opportunities for the European Security and Defense Policy
Speaker: Dr. Maria Stromvik
November 27, 2009
Nicosia

Cyprus as Security Producer; Policy Options for the Future
Speaker: Capt. RSwN (Retd.) Lars Wedin
November 27, 2009
Nicosia

PART IV

The Enduring Psychology of Warfare
Speaker: Air Cdre RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert
December 8, 2009
Nicosia

Coercion – a Modern Paradigm of War
Speaker: Air Cdre RAF (Retd.) Andrew Lambert
December 8, 2009
Nicosia

The Role of Cyprus in Relation to Western Strategy
Speaker: Ambassador Michalis
December 8, 2009  Stavrianos
Nicosia

Iran and the European Geopolitics of Energy
Speaker: Ali Biniaz Director for International Economy and Energy Studies Centre, IPIS, Iran
December 8 2009
Nicosia


2008
Roundtable

Progress of the Cyprus Inter-Communal Talks
November 4 , 2008
Nicosia

Roundtable

Security, Guarantees and the Defence of the Island of Cyprus: A Call for New Thinking
Speaker: Dr Klearchos A. Kyriakides
July 10, 2008
Nicosia

Roundtable

Cyprus Peace Platform
April 22, 2008
Nicosia

Roundtable

Cyprus Peace Platform
March 11, 2008
Nicosia

Roundtable

Objectives of the Cyprus Peace Platform
Speaker: Ali Erel
March 4, 2008
Nicosia


2007
Roundtable

The Political Scene in the North: The Latest Developments
Speaker: Dr Ahmet Djavit An
November 21, 2007
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Emergence of Kurdistan
Speaker: Andreas Koutroukides, CEO, Ariafone Communications, Erbil, Northern Iraq (Kurdistan Autonomous Region)
November 8, 2007
Nicosia

Roundtable

Cyprus as a Member of the European Union: The Way Forward for the Solution of its Problem
Speaker: Dr Ioannis Kasoulides, MEP
May 8, 2007
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Role of International NGOs in International Conflict Resolution
Speaker: Mr Henrik Kroner, Secretary General, International European Movement, Brussels
April 26, 2007
Nicosia

Roundtable

A Constitutional Convention for Cyprus – A Discussion for Feasibility
Speaker: Mustafa Akinci
March 27, 2007
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Cyprus Economy and Future Prospects
Speaker: Fiona Mullen
March 6, 2007
Nicosia


2006
Roundtable

The Role of Iran in the Greater Middle East
Speaker: Dr Farid Mirbagheri
November 28, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

The Cultural Aspects of the Cyprus Problem
Speaker: Dr Ozdemir Ozgur
Novemebr 14, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

Turks and Greeks of Cyprus: Search for a Common Objective (An Historical Overview)
Speaker: Dr Ahmet Djavit An
October 31, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

Lebanon’s Regional Role: Looking Beyond the Arab-Israeli Conflict
Speaker: Mohamed Y. Alem, International Lawyer
October 19, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

War in Lebanon. Analysis of Israeli Policy Objectives
Speaker: Professor Avishai Ehrlich
September 8, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

Friends of Cyprus
Annual report on the current developments of the Cyprus Problem
Speaker: Ms Mary Southcott “Friends of Cyprus” UK
September 5, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

The EU’s Relations with its Neighbours
Speakers: Mr Richard Howitt MEP, Ms Mary Honeyball MEP, and Mr Robert Evans MEP
May 23, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

British Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East Over the Next Decade. Focus Upon the Changing Priorities of Britain’s Global and Regional Politics
Speaker: HE Peter Millet
April 3, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

The British Military Presence in Cyprus: A Political – Legal Analysis
In-depth discussion of the legal and political status of the British military and surveillance installations on the island.
Speaker: Dr Klearchos A. Kyriakides
March 28, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

Cyprus: Responding to British Policy
Discussion of various response options to British policy on Cyprus.
Speaker: William Mallinson
March 21, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

Economic and Political Consequences of Joining the Single European Currency
Discussion of the economic and political effects of Cyprus’ adoption of the Euro scheduled for 2008.
March 7, 2006
Nicosia

Roundtable

Israel After Sharon
An overview of the new Israeli political scene and reactions to the results of the Palestinian elections.
February 7, 2006
Nicosia


2005
Conference: The Role of Cyprus in Regional Security

A two-day symposium on various aspects of the Western security framework for the Eastern Mediterranean, and the role that Cyprus with the various Western security installations on its soil is currently playing within this framework.
Decemebr 2-3, 2005
Nicosia

Roundtable

Cyprus: Ideas on How to Move Forward
Discussion on post-EU accession proposals and their effect upon the process of resolving the island’s problem.
Novemebr 22, 2005
Nicosia

Roundtable

Recent Oil and Gas Developments in the Caspian Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Regions
Discussion on the political and economic background regarding oil exploration and transportation in the Caspian Sea basin and the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
November 16, 2005
Nicosia

Roundtable

Turkish-EU Accession Negotiations
In-depth discussion on the political and diplomatic background of issues regarding Turkish accession including the customs union protocol and the accession negotiation framework.
October 12, 2005
Nicosia

Roundtable

Current Political and Economic Developments in Kurdistan
Discussion on the evolving political and economic structures of Kurdistan and the broad spectrum of opportunities arising for the European enterprises.
October 5, 2005
Nicosia