COVID-19 in Cyprus – Erol Kaymak and Neophytos Loizides

The two sides in Cyprus have so far managed the global COVID-19 pandemic in isolation to each other. On the one hand, the early enforcement of a lockdown and the relative inaccessibility of Cyprus as an island have proven beneficial for handling COVID-19. On the other hand, the lack of bicommunal cooperation during this time of crisis puts the future of the peace process at risk. 

Erol Kaymak and Neo Loizides consider how COVID-19 has been managed in Cyprus for UIK Panorama. Read the full article here

Prof. Dr. Erol Kaymak, is Professor of International Relations at Eastern Mediterranean University. He has published research reports for the United Nations in Cyprus (UNFICYP), CEPS, Interpeace, and other organizations.  Dr. Kaymak is co-founder and former director of a Cyprus-based think tank, the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD). He currently serves as Coordinator for the Cyprus Chapter of the Greek Turkish Forum (GTF) that aims to contribute to bilateral relations between Greece and Turkey.

Prof. Dr. Neophytos Loizides, is Professor in International Conflict Analysis at the University of Kent and the Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre (CARC). He is the author of ‘The Politics of Majority Nationalism’ (Stanford 2015) and ‘Designing Peace’ (Penn 2016) and ‘Mediating Power-Sharing’ (Routledge 2018 with Cochrane and Bodson). He has also authored articles in the areas of forced displacement, nationalism and conflict regulation in deeply divided societies including most recently work published in Political Psychology, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and International Migration.