Art Threat: Evaporating Borders explores asylum-seekers in Cyprus

“… it’s a place I call home, although I blend in only as a familiar stranger.” Evaporating Borders, written and directed by Iva Radivojevic, is a five-act exploration of asylum-seekers in Cyprus. Beginning with a personal, essayistic voiceover and lush compositions, the film’s first act also uses subtly executed re-enactments of events in order to ...

The Disaffected Lib: Warplanes Massing in Cyprus

Jet fighters and military transport aircraft have been reported massing at RAF Akrotiri, a British military airbase on Cyprus just a hundred miles distant from Syria. There’s still no clear indication of what targets western warplanes would seek to hit or what they would hope to achieve.  In other words this is already shaping up ...

Politics and its Discontents: Patterns

Hmm… do I detect a pattern emerging here and here and maybe here? Just wondering. Recommend this Post

The Disaffected Lib: Cyprus, the European Union’s Dilemma

Cyprus, it seems, is the Cayman Islands of the Mediterranean.  Russian oligarchs are said to use it to launder their money.   And, for the European Union, the Cypriot-Russian connection complicates efforts to bail out the financially-stricken island.  Der Spiegel reports that German intelligence has warned that bailing out troubled Cypriot banks may effectively amount to ...