Greece

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Could Peace Finally Come to Cyprus?

Maria Savel, World Politics Review

The IMF Wises Up on Greece

Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg View

How to Turn Israel Into the Next Greece

Nehemia Shtrasler, Haaretz

Who's Nexit? 5 EuroStates in Trouble

Daniel Altman, Foreign Policy

How Tsipras Made Himself Indispensable

Fabio Rafael Fiallo, RCWorld

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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...(full article)

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

Most Recent Articles

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...

Europe Retreats to Its Franco-German Core - David Ignatius, WaPo

When the financial details are stripped away, the Greek bailout deal reached early Monday morning is really a reassertion of the core idea of post-war Europe — which is that ...

Just Quit, Greece - Bloomberg View

Does Greece belong in the euro area? This fundamental question has divided Europe's governments for months, and still does. The deal just announced only pretends to resolve their d...

A Brechtian Dose of European Realism - Kaj Leers, RealClearWorld

As news of a European deal to keep Greece in the eurozone reverberates around the continent, commentators, opinion leaders, and politicians of all stripes wonder what happened to t...

Greece's Painful, Humiliating Agreement with Europe - Economist

AT ONE point during marathon euro-zone talks in Brussels on the evening of July 12th, Alexis Tsipras was a few minutes late returning from a break. A rumour took flight: the Greek ...

The EU's Disintegration Is Now in Play - Edward Harrison, Foreign Policy

Over the past week, European institutions have shown no qualms about bullying, arm-twisting, and humiliating a sovereign nation and its people. This is no union – this is a f...

The History of Greek Defiance - Lou Ureneck, New York Times

History doesn’t indulge hypotheticals but it does demonstrate patterns — then as now the Greek people, headstrong and seemingly born defiant, have demonstrated, once ag...

The Greek Crisis Deepens Europe's Fault Lines - Stratfor

The events of the weekend were notable because they highlighted the extent to which the crisis goes beyond the situation in Greece. For the first time in six decades of European in...

This Is How You Destroy the Eurozone - Wolfgang Munchau, Fin. Times

By forcing Alexis Tsipras into a humiliating defeat, Greece’s creditors have done a lot more than bring about regime change in Greece or endanger its relations with the euroz...

Greece's Varoufakis: We Were Set Up - Harry Lambert, New Statesman

Varoufakis, who resigned a week ago, has been criticised for not signing an agreement sooner, but he said the deal that Greece was offered was not made in good faith – or eve...

Europe's Bad Cops - Matthew Karnitschnig, Politico EU

Why are Merkel and Schäuble so harsh with Athens? Look at German domestic politics....

Greece's Choice: Out in the Cold, or in Chains - The Guardian

Whatever happens next, the Greek crisis has strained Europe to its limits....

There Is Reason to Celebrate the Greek Deal - Douglas Elliott, Brookings

Greece and its European creditors reached a tentative deal a few hours ago after a weekend of intense acrimony and tough negotiation. The three year deal for about 85 billion euros...

Reaching a Deal Was the Easy Part - Mohamed El-Erian, Bloomberg View

The resulting domestic political drama, which could lead to early elections, will be amplified by the country’s deteriorating social conditions. Having suffered an enormous d...

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