Harry Anastasiou, International Peace and Conflict Studies faculty, was invited by the U.S. Department of State to present an up-to-date analysis of the Cyprus conflict and the effect of regional developments on the country. The event took place in Washington, D.C., Aug. 17 and was organized by the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Its purpose was to brief John M. Koenig, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus, following his recent confirmation by Congress. The event also entailed an exchange of ideas with the ambassador, other experts, and analysts of the State Department on the current state of the Cyprus conflict and on strategies that may contribute toward the resolution of this protracted interethnic conflict.