Athens and Nicosia, Welcome to Geneva

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(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

The road to negotiations is often paved with a certain amount of optimism and sometimes pleasantly lined with welcoming trees and affording lovely vistas. The exits, however, are usually slippery and often treacherous, as slick and combustible…as oil and natural gas. The Turkish Energy Minister, in his statement to the Anadolu news agency, claimed that Turkish drilling has begun and has already reached 3,000 meters in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone. And while bad things – and worse – are happening, the Greek Prime Minister and his Minister of Defense reassure us that we have...

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