Greece

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Tsipras Rolls the Dice

Felicity Capon, Newsweek

Tsipras Calls a Referendum on Himself

David Francis, Foreign Policy

Looting Greece's Ancient Wealth

Nick Romeo, National Geographic

Welcome to Greece, but Fend for Yourself

Raniah Salloum, Der Spiegel

The Greek prime minister is "still the man to beat" in Greece, analysts say, after he announced this week that snap elections would be held next month, making it the country's thir...(full article)

The Greek crisis may have claimed an unexpected new victim: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte....(full article)

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday, triggering a new national election. That vote will be a referendum on his leadership as he accepted austerity in exchange for...(full article)

ATHENS—Recently police in Greece have noted a spike in a surprising kind of crime: People with no prior criminal record are looting Greek antiquities....(full article)

Along the beach promenade on the island of Kos, a small settlement of tents has sprung up. Colorful clothing flaps in the breeze, hanging from a palm tree after having been washed ...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

The Greek Revote - Wall Street Journal

Tsipras is still the favorite but maybe he can shed the far left....

Syriza Seems Set to Split - Helen Popper, Politico EU

A showdown with rebels in the Syriza party looks inevitable in September....

Greece, Beware American Economists - Yannis Palaiologos, Politico EU

Since Alexis Tsipras made the difficult but responsible choice of arriving at a compromise with Greece’s creditors in mid-July, preventing an outcome that would have led his ...

How the Private Sector Drags Down Greece - Deborah Boucoyannis, FA

From Athens to Berlin to Washington, there is one thing about Greece that many seem to agree on: The country’s main problem is a bloated, overpaid, and corrupt state, which i...

What Greece Needs to Prosper - Edmund Phelps, Project Syndicate

NEW YORK – Some economists overlook the modern idea that a country’s prosperity depends on innovation and entrepreneurship. They take the mechanistic view that prosperi...

Lining Up to Be France's Tsipras - Nicholas Vinocur, Politico EU

PARIS — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is casting a long shadow over France’s 2017 presidential election....

Why Greece Declined a Euro Holiday - Daniel Gros, Project Syndicate

BRUSSELS – For the entire first half of this year, since the far-left, anti-austerity Syriza party came to power in January, the Greek saga virtually monopolized the attentio...

Germans Don't Want to 'Punish' Greece - Ulrich Speck & Jeanne Park, CFR

Things are in flux but this doesn't mean the EU isn't working per se. So I wouldn't say this is an EU in decline. Rather it is an EU that is somehow confused....

Could Peace Finally Come to Cyprus? - Maria Savel, World Politics Review

It has been a busy month in Cyprus, with visits from European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Turkish President Recep Tayyi...

The IMF Wises Up on Greece - Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg View

By hesitating to play a full financing role in the latest bailout program for Greece, the International Monetary Fund risks alienating both the Greek government and its European pa...

How to Turn Israel Into the Next Greece - Nehemia Shtrasler, Haaretz

The International Monetary Fund economists know exactly whom they’re dealing with. In their last report they harshly criticized the frequent changes in the government’s...

Who's Nexit? 5 EuroStates in Trouble - Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy

Which will be the next eurozone domino to fall? With Greece enjoying a temporary lull in its apparently permanent crisis, we can take a moment to look around its neighborhood at ot...

How Tsipras Made Himself Indispensable - Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RCWorld

What if Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras willfully sought to cave in to Greece's creditors?...

Why Are People Immigrating to Greece? - Nick Romeo, Slate

THENS, Greece—Images of disgruntled Greek pensioners waiting to get cash from ATMs have become a miniature genre of photojournalism in recent months, a shorthand for the...

Greece's Relentless Exodus - James Angelos, New York Times

One of the most heartbreaking scenes I’ve witnessed from the Greek crisis took place in Swabia, a hilly, prosperous region of southern Germany. Swabia is home to a thriving auto ...

The Russia-EU Energy Security Trap - Stratos Pourzitakis, Carnegie Europe

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bombshell decision in December 2014 to suspend the South Stream gas pipeline, which was to link Russia to Southeastern Europe, and replace ...

Escaping the Greek Debt Trap - Eichengreen, Allen & Evans, Bloomberg View

Greece's debt is unsustainable. The International Monetary Fund has said so, and it's hard to find anyone who disagrees. The Greek government sees structural reform without debt re...

Greece and Germany: A Romance Gone Sour - BBC

Why the row between Greece and Germany is like a lovers' tiff....

How the Euro Turned into a Trap - New York Times

When they introduced the euro in 1999, European leaders said the common currency would be irreversible and would lead to greater economic and political integration among their coun...

Greece, the Sacrificial Lamb - Joseph Stiglitz, New York Times

Austerity is largely to blame for Greece’s current depression — a decline of gross domestic product of 25 percent since 2008, an unemployment rate of 25 percent and a y...

What the Greek and Iran Deals Are Not - D. Moisi, Project Syndicate

PARIS – This month’s agreements on the Greek crisis and Iran’s nuclear program are undoubtedly important achievements. But the comparisons that have accompanied b...

The Twilight of European Social Democracy - Joyce McMillan, Scotsman

LET’S not mince words: for many of the political opponents of the Labour party, there has been plenty of pure pleasure, this week, in watching the party’s leadership el...

Edge of Europe, End of Europe - Timothy Snyder, New York Review of Books

The philosophical crisis is on display in Russia and the eastern borderlands of Ukraine. Ukrainians in 2013 demonstrated, in their revolution, a strong commitment to the idea of Eu...

Did Putin Sell Out Greece? - Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg View

There's been a rash of conspiracy theories about secret concessions that Russian President Vladimir Putin is supposed to have made to Western leaders. The latest asserts that Putin...

Why the Greek Deal Will Work - Anatole Kaletsky, Project Syndicate

Now that Greek banks have reopened and the government has made scheduled payments to the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund, does Greece’s near-death e...

Let Greece Leave - David Ignatius, Washington Post

The Greek financial crisis has eased -- for now. But many skeptics share the worry of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble that the bailout plan may not work, and that the onl...

How Greece Can Help Itself - James Surowiecki, New Yorker

If there’s one message that Greece should take away from its recent confrontation with the euro zone, it’s that it will never get the help it really needs. Assuming tha...

Europe's Civil War - Anne-Marie Slaughter, Project Syndicate

The EU is now facing its own civil war, though one that, fortunately, is free of physical violence. Without statesmen and stateswomen able to articulate a vision of a shared future...

What Europe Should Learn from Asia's Crisis - William Pesek, Bloomberg

Asian leaders could be excused a degree of exasperation over the ongoing Greek mess. China's slowdown and stock-market chaos are worry enough; the last thing the export-dependent r...

Europe's Confused Attitude to German Leadership - Bill Emmott, FT

We are in an interval during the long Greek tragedy, in a gap between the wailings of the chorus but still far from the end, so this is a good moment to ponder one important point ...

The EU Pulverized Greece, and Syriza Helped - Tariq Ali, LRB

According to Timothy Geithner, the former US treasury secretary, the attitude of the European finance ministers at the start of the crisis was: ‘We’re going to teach th...

Greece Must Default on Debts and Leave Euro - Simon Watkins, Mail

The recent abatement of the crisis must not be wasted. If anything now is the time for even more hard work. Because Greece's politicians and its people need to use this period of c...

The European Project, from Riches to Rags - Henry Ergas, The Australian

It isn't only for Greece that hope has proven the handmaiden to misery, as it always does in the classical tragedies. Rather, after the turmoil of the last month, what little remai...

As Greece Melts into Chaos, Syriza Is Done - A. Clapp, Foreign Policy

A schism now runs through Syriza. On Wednesday about half the party, primarily members of the Left Platform, broke into open revolt against Tsipras, refusing to endorse the austeri...

Greece and Iran Are Chances for Europe - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe

Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, and Hassan Rouhani, the president of Iran, each made momentus decisions during the week of July 13 that could spur or smother Europe&rsquo...

Why Is Berlin Tough on Greece? Look Back 25 Years - D. Laabs, Guardian

To understand Wolfgang Schäuble’s demands in the bailout talks, look at what he inflicted on his own country when it reunified....

Germany Should Exit the Euro - Ashoka Mody, Bloomberg View

The latest round of wrangling between Greece and its European creditors has demonstrated yet again that countries with such disparate economies should never have entered a currency...

The Greek Crisis Seen from Asia - Lee Jong-Wha, Project Syndicate

SEOUL – Asian countries have been watching the Greek crisis unfold with a mixture of envy and schadenfreude. When they experienced their own financial crisis in 1997, they re...

Ukraine Should Not Become the Next Greece - Philip Zelikow, RCPolitics

As the Greek economy teeters, there is still time and opportunity to make sure that Ukraine's economy is not next. The stakes in Greece's future are high. The stakes in Ukraine's f...

An Empire Strikes Back: Germany and the Crisis - G. Friedman, Stratfor

The Greek people had backed Germany into a corner, where its only choice was to risk everything. It was not a good place for Greece to put the Germans. They struck back with vengea...

#ThisWasNotaCoup - Hugo Dixon, Politico EU

Tsipras was either lying or living in Lalaland. The referendum left Greece with two choices: quit the euro or beg for mercy. The same night that Tsipras won his plebiscite, he perf...

Greece Also Has a Regulation Problem - Steven Rattner, New York Times

In dominating the debate over how to address the Greek crisis, Germany has shown that economic success brings political influence, which it wielded last weekend to brush away reque...

If This Is a Win for Europe, What Does Defeat Look Like? - N. Irwin, NYT

For years, Greece’s negotiations with its European creditors have featured moments in which all parties stare into the abyss, fear what they see, and step back to reach a dea...

The Banal Idiocy of #ThisIsaCoup - James Kirkup, Telegraph

Likening today's German government to the Nazi regime is offensively stupid....

Greece and Europe: An Unhealthy Affair - Mark Gilbert, Bloomberg View

Remember the birth of the euro, when countries had to clear a set of economic hurdles to be considered worthy of membership? Those thresholds on debts and deficits had two purposes...

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