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A Case for ‘Europe’

Today we stand on the precipice of a European implosion. A popular referendum on July 5th may determine if Greece will leave the monetary union, and perhaps, according to its Central Bank, also the EU. A Syriza look-a-like party, Podemos, has captured the hearts of voters in Spain and now rules its two largest cities,…

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Greece: Last Chance To Get It Right?

As negotiations between Greece and its creditors reach a standstill once again, the debate over the Greek problem has intensified. Prominent economists, political and business leaders have taken a stance on the Greek issue supporting one side or the other. The reality is that both sides made mistakes. And the even sadder reality is that five…

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Greek Elections: Has Hope Arrived in Greece?

After weeks of hype and hubbub, Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, SYRIZA, secured a majority in parliament and an opportunity to make good on its campaign promises to “open a way to hope” (the party’s motto) and to roll back many of the more onerous terms of Greece’s austerity measures. Alexis Tsipras, the country’s…

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The Eastern Mediterranean: Pipeline Politics Force a Difficult Decision on US Foreign Policy

The autumn cold is here, but the Eastern Mediterranean remains hot. Negotiations to end forty years of Turkish occupation in the northern third of Cyprus ended abruptly in late October. The Cypriot president suspended talks after a Turkish survey vessel entered the Exclusive Economic Zone of Cyprus. Cyprus has been in discussions to partner with…

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