Greece

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The Time for Games Is Over in Greece

Yanis Varoufakis, New York Times

Greece Tiptoes Toward the Red Line

M. Hesse & C. Reiermann, Spiegel

An Arrogant Europe Shoots the Messenger

Pablo Iglesias, The Guardian

Greece Is no Argentina

Nicolas Creus & Esteban Actis, RealClearWorld

Game theorists analyze negotiations as if they were split-a-pie games involving selfish players. Because I spent many years during my previous life as an academic researching game ...(full article)

After new Greek Finance Minister Giannis Varoufakis had been repeatedly rebuffed on his introductory tour of European capitals, he opted for flattery and solicitation during his vi...(full article)

The new despots who are trying to persuade us that Europe’s problem is Greece are putting the European project itself at risk....(full article)

A study of the history of philosophy teaches us that a critical difference between the Judeo-Christian narrative and the thinkers of Ancient Greece relates to the perception of tim...(full article)

Tsipras and other Syriza members have highlighted Argentina as a viable model for undertaking the difficult task of negotiating with creditors. Argentina at the end of the 20th Cen...(full article)

Most Recent Articles

Germany Emerges, Powerful but Insecure - George Friedman, Stratfor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, accompanied by French President Francois Hollande, met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 6. Then she met with U.S. President Barack Oba...

'Grexodus' Might Be More Accurate Than 'Grexit' - D. Lachman, AEIdeas

In recent years, the term “Grexit” has become firmly embedded in financial market jargon. The term has come to refer to the possibility that Greece might be forced to l...

Euro Crisis Won't End until Greece's Debts Are Cleansed - SCMP

We need more money and soon, says Greece. We have no more to give, counters Germany. In a nutshell, that was pretty much the result of a tense meeting between the finance ministers...

Syriza Hits Many of the Right Notes - Manfred Ertel et al, Spiegel Online

Syriza's victory in the recent Greek elections set off a wave of concern in Europe. But even as the new prime minister tries to woo other leaders, his left-wing government is alrea...

Europe's Moment of Truth Approaches - Paul Krugman, New York Times

On Wednesday, the European Central Bank announced that it would no longer accept Greek government debt as collateral for loans. This move, it turns out, was more symbolic than subs...

Putting Greece in the Penalty Box - Dan Davies, Medium

Yanis Varoufakis might be beginning the process of learning that it’s not a good idea to make policy on the hoof in newspaper interviews, and that an interesting Twitter feed...

Give Greece a Chance - Bloomberg View

If restoring European unity is a goal -- and it should be -- there's a bonus in showing some flexibility. It would acknowledge the mandate of the new Greek government and the prote...

Greece & The New European Order - Tom Gallagher, The Commentator

Ever since he quickly took charge of government last week, the self-confidence of Alexis Tsipras and his far-left Syriza movement has unnerved the European status quo. He quickly ...

Did Austerity Lead to a Suicide Spike in Greece? - Amar Toor, The Verge

New study raises concerns over health impacts of sudden public spending cuts....

Understanding Grows Regarding Greece - Irish Times

The whistlestop tour of European capitals by Greece’s new leaders is finding doors if not wide open, at least ajar. The mood music is still that Greece must honour its debts,...

Greece Leads, Spain Follows, Europe Trembles - P. Smith, Fiscal Times

It took a mere six days for the election victory of the anti-austerity Syriza party in Greece to start ricocheting around Europe like a stray bullet in a concrete bunker. And alrea...

It's time to Compromise on Greece - Dirk Kurbjuweit, Spiegel

Angela Merkel, it is often said, has a terrific feel for her people. That's why she is revered by German voters and that's why she wins elections. But what is true in Germany does ...

The Revolutionary Style of Greece's Finance Minister - Telegraph

A suit wouldn't have suited this Greek politician....

Welcome to the Backlash Era, Europe - Philippe Legrain, Foreign Policy

“Yes We Can” may be a stale slogan in Obama’s America, but in crisis-hit Spain it is the rallying cry of a year-old radical-left party that is taking the country by storm. ...

Hope from Europe's Left Field - Bleri Lleshi, EU Observer

The victory of Syriza in Greece is important not only for Greek people, but also the rest of Europe. With the crisis and the rise of far-right all over Europe, a left alternative i...

Stop Grexit to Keep the EU Together - Wolfgang Munchau, Financial Times

Of all foreseeable accidents, the potentially most catastrophic would, of course, be Grexit — a Greek exit from the eurozone. This could happen but it is by no means inevitable....

Europe's New Left-Wing Patriotism - Christopher Caldwell, Weekly Standard

A collision between national sovereignty and the European Union in the birthplace of democracy...

Gathering Storm Clouds Over Athens - Desmond Lachman, The Hill

It is difficult to see how Greece's newly elected government could have gotten off to a worse start. In the short space of four days after being elected, it has managed to antagoni...

Will Spain Follow in Greece's Footsteps? - Natalie Nougayrede, Guardian

If first impressions count, then the political force that wants to transform Spain in 2015 consists mainly of student types and self-conscious outsiders. That, at any rate, is the ...

Greece Has Decided It's Had Enough - Brian Fallow, New Zealand Herald

Greek voters have sent Europe's leaders a message: the austerity policy you have been pursuing in recent years is economically perverse, socially cruel and ultimately subversive of...

A Clear Threat of Grexit - Economist

The stakes are high. Although everybody, including Mr Tsipras, insists they want Greece to stay in the euro, there is now a clear threat of Grexit. In 2011-12 Mrs Merkel wavered, b...

Greece's Dilemma, Illustrated - Mark Whitehouse, Bloomberg View

If the new prime minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, hopes to make a deal with his country's creditors, time is of the essence. Judging from data on capital flows, Greece's change ...

Europe Sits on the Verge of Regime Collapse - John Feffer, TomDispatch

Politically, the center may not hold and things seem to be falling apart. From the left, parties like Syriza in Greece are challenging the EU's prescriptions of austerity. From the...

Does Putin Have a Friend in Tsipras? - Kaj Leers, RealClearWorld

The new government in Athens is sending some worrying signals, and they're not all about money. Events this past week beg the question: Has Vladimir Putin made a new friend in a NA...

Greece and the Troika Should Reach a Deal - Andy Langenkamp, RCWorld

Alexis Tsipras wasted no time following his election as Greece's prime minister. His Syriza party quickly formed a coalition with the right-wing anti-bailout Independent Greeks, wh...

3 Scenarios for Greece and Europe - Edward Harrison, Foreign Policy

The outcome of negotiations between Greece’s new anti-austerity Greek government and the Troika that is administering their bailout program remains unknown. What is known, ho...

Greece Set to Collide with Europe - Yannis Palaiologos, Wall Street Journal

The new prime minister keeps to the left and prepares to take a hard line with his country’s creditors....

Europe Can and Will Cave to Greece - Clive Crook, Bloomberg View

A prediction for you: Greece and the European Union will split the difference in their quarrel over debt relief. What's uncertain is how their respective governments will justify t...

David Cameron's Greek Irony - Anoosh Chakelian, New Statesman

The Prime Minister is concerned about the financial instability Syriza's win could bring to Europe – when he's the one promising a referendum that would be deeply destabilisi...

Why Tsipras Could Be the Right Choice - Silke Mulherr, Die Welt

BERLIN — Despite all the warnings from Europe, the Greeks voted for the leader they felt was right. Whether or not Brussels and Berlin like it, the next prime minister of Gre...

The Greek Left's Good Idea - Bloomberg View

Amid the populist rhetoric that propelled the far-left Syriza party to victory in Greece's parliamentary elections, there's one idea that Germany in particular should take to heart...

The Pitfalls of a Deal with Greece - R. Kahn, Council on Foreign Relations

Syriza’s victory in Greek elections yesterday, and the announcement this morning that they would rule in coalition with the right-wing Independent Greeks party, all but ensur...

Europe Says Goodbye to Austerity - Matt Schiavenza, Atlantic

The apparent victory of the far-left Syriza party in Greece is the latest signal that the continent's economic philosophy is changing....

Syriza's Promise: No More Humiliation - S. Economides, The Conversation

As had been widely predicted, the left-wing party Syriza has secured a victory in the Greek election. Having finished with just short of enough seats in parliament for a majority, ...

The Absurd Premise of Ending Greek Humiliation - Independent

One of the more puzzling aspects of the years of austerity most of the West has had to endure is why there have not been more protests, and even the odd socialist revolution. Inste...

On to the Fourth Act of a European Tragedy - WR Mead, American Interest

The votes are counted, the results are in, and Syriza has won the Greek elections in a landslide. The left wing Syriza captured 149 seats in the parliament, and as of writing appea...

A Wake-Up Call for Europe - Mark Gilbert, Bloomberg View

So Greece has elected a new anti-austerity government and, as of this writing at least, the nation remains in the euro, financial markets are calm, and the world continues to revol...

The New Greece of Alexis Tsipras - Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe

Alexis Tsipras promised voters an end to austerity and a new beginning for Greece. Will he deliver on that pledge?...

The Man Who Could Break Europe - Barbie Latza Nadeau, Daily Beast

Sunday’s elections in Greece could bring to power a party that’s pitting the debt-ridden south of Europe against the rich north. Can its leader’s charisma carry t...

Europe's Chance to Live Up to Its Values - Marianna Fotaki, Informed Comment

By Marianna Fotaki (IPS) – The European Union should not be afraid of the leftist opposition party Syriza winning the Greek election, but see it as a chance to rediscover its...

Europe's QE May not Be Enough - Anthony Mirhaydari, The Fiscal Times

While Euro-QE is good news for short-term expectations, Europe has more work to do. The results of the Greek election, and the flow of economic data in the months to come, will mak...

Why Greece's Election Matters so Much - T Papadopoulos, The Conversation

The Greek election on January 25 will be the most important in recent memory. If the pollsters are proven correct, Syriza is poised to win by a large margin and this victory will e...

Syriza Heading for Big Win in Greece - BBC

The party is projected to win about 150 seats, just one short of an absolute majority, though officials say that number could change....

The Last Stand of Greece's Ruling Elite - Nathalie Savaricas, Independent

As the campaigning for Greece's parliamentary elections enters its final hours ahead of the vote tomorrow, the last shots are being fired across the bows. Last night, Prime Ministe...

Are these the Bones of Alexander the Great? - Yannis Hamilakis, LRB

On Monday, six days before the general election, the Greek Ministry of Culture published a preliminary report by the osteo-archaeological team studying the skeletal remains found i...

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