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Edward P. Joseph

Entries by Edward P. Joseph

After Ukraine, NATO Must Give Georgia Its MAP

(4) Comments | Posted February 28, 2014 | 1:55 PM

The stunning abdication of President Viktor Yanukovych has broken Ukraine's bloody impasse while opening up a passel of questions about the future of the deeply divided country. Chief among them, naturally, is what will Russia do? Awaiting the answer are not only the citizens of Ukraine, whatever their political orientation,...

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Cyprus and Greece: Living in "Hotel California"

(4) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 11:02 PM

Cyprus has – or, until last week, had – a lot of banks. It also has a lot of resort hotels. How appropriate that the best encapsulation of its crisis comes from the song, ‘Hotel California.’ What the island country’s near collapse proved is that once you join the Euro,...

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Too Soon for Optimism on Europe's Financial Crisis

(0) Comments | Posted February 6, 2013 | 3:08 PM

Is the tide finally turning on the European financial crisis? According to conventional wisdom, the answer is yes. Citing recent reforms and a new bailout for Greece, there is growing optimism about Europe's financial prospects. Unfortunately, the belief that Europe has turned the corner on crisis is premature -- and...

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