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Alexis Tsipras, Say "NO''!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 10.29.2015 | Politics
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

If the Greek government had any courage or stature, it would reject this migratory grotesque created by Europe and America with a loud "No!" and point the refugees abroad, putting them on a direct path to the United Kingdom, France and the United States, the perpetrators of this tragedy.

The New Moscowteers

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 10.28.2015 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The Party of Putin does not know, or pretend not to know, that Putin is an empire builder surrounded by ideologues whose vision of the world, though complex and robust, is in all key respects opposed to that of the West. They place right and law in the service of strength and force, rather than vice versa, prioritize order over liberty and treat gay people and other "deviants" as the quintessence of a decadent West, emasculated by the poison of cosmopolitanism.

Hellenic Fund Launching to Help Kids, including Refugees, in Hellas

Jim Luce | Posted 10.29.2015 | New York
Jim Luce

I am pleased to announce that our Foundation will launch our Hellenic Fund to support children in Greece at a reception on November 4 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. We can no longer watch children wash up on the shore and not respond.

When Alexis Tsipras Met Bill Clinton

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 09.30.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Things started to get difficult when Clinton asked some questions: Will you make it through the end of your four-year term? Can you guarantee political stability?

Greece's Democratic Crisis and Fundamental Need for Change

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.25.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

The catalyst for national transformation emanates from abroad as opposed to coming from home. Considering the status quo in Greece, extending the vote to Greeks overseas is a necessary and essential step forward on a long and arduous road to recovery.

The New "Syriza" Unmasked!

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

For the country, the triumph of Alexis Tsipras is the optimum scenario. The people have given him a clear mandate to remain within Europe and to honor the new memorandum even though they will be subject to even bigger austerity and taxes.

Little Cheer in Syriza's Victory

Elias Kulukundis | Posted 09.23.2015 | World
Elias Kulukundis

Sunday's snap election was unnecessary because after the defection of Syriza's left-wing faction, a new majority could have been put together out of the existing parliament without calling for fresh elections.

Meet TINA, Greece's New Prime Minister

Sotiris Mitralexis | Posted 09.21.2015 | World
Sotiris Mitralexis

After his humiliating capitulation in July, PM Alexis Tsipras didn't resort to merely admitting a defeat, but turned his profound U-turn into an ideology.

Greek Election: Five Key Takeaways

Cas Mudde | Posted 09.20.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

This was the last election that Tsipras could win purely on the basis of the failure of the other candidates. The next time, be it in one year or in four, voters will judge him, rather than his opponents. Is Tsipras ready for this?

Greece Votes For Its Next Prime Minister (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Lydia Oconnor | Posted 09.20.2015 | World

For the third time this year, Greek citizens cast ballots in a national vote on Sunday.  An early vote count showed former Prime Minist...

Why Greece, Europe and the West Need Meimarakis

Marco Vicenzino | Posted 09.17.2015 | World
Marco Vicenzino

As Greece embarks on its third poll in nine months, political and economic uncertainty prevails. For seven months, former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras engaged in reckless brinksmanship with Europe.

Small Parties Hope To Claim Their Share In Greece's Elections

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.15.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- With the Sept. 20 snap elections fast approaching and the future of Greece up in the air, some small parties are hoping they can fi...

Helping Greece Forward

Nicos E. Devletoglou | Posted 09.11.2015 | World
Nicos E. Devletoglou

The way things now stand, Europe's impending "support" for Greece beginning in October merely means tolerating the same genre of defiant yet deeper cuts in public expenditure than before.

Sitting Down With Professor Robert Aumann

Thanos Kampylis | Posted 09.10.2015 | World
Thanos Kampylis

During the first World Science Conference Israel 2015, which took place in Israel from August 15 to August 21, and which I had the honor of attendin...

To Watch the Debate or Go for a Walk?

Pavlos Tsimas | Posted 09.09.2015 | World
Pavlos Tsimas

Now we witness the return of the medium in Greece, after six whole years. Will it influence something this time? It would be difficult, but it is not impossible. While voters remain reluctant and morose, and political leaders fail, it may play a role.

What's At Stake In Greece's Election?

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.10.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- After making headlines for the past six years with an economic and social crisis that shows no sign of abating, Greece is headed to...

Greek Opposition Would Plow Ahead With Austerity Reforms If Elected

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 09.02.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece -- Less than three weeks before Greeks head to the polls to elect a government and prime minister, the leader of the main liberal-cons...

Germany Supports Greece

Christos Terzides | Posted 08.25.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

The truth of the matter is that the Greek people will never see the bailout funds being used for growth or to reboot the Greek economy, as the European leadership claims. The €86 billion will be paid out in tranches

Why We Have New Greek Elections, Why Tsipras Will Win, and Why It All Doesn't Matter Too Much.

Cas Mudde | Posted 08.24.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

Just like the GReferendum, the new elections are not about democracy or the voice of the Greek people, they are about increasing the power of Tsipras within his own party, the increasingly misnamed Coalition of the Radical Left (Syriza), and within Greece.

Syriza Rebels Split From Tsipras As Greece Heads To New Election

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.21.2015 | World

ATHENS, Aug 21 (Reuters) -- Rebels angered by Greece's international bailout walked out of the leftist Syriza party on Friday, formalizing a...

Greek Lawmakers Approve Bailout Despite Syriza Rebellion

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.14.2015 | World

ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greek lawmakers approved their country's draft third bailout on Friday after a nearly 24-hour marathon parliamentary procedure...

What The Greek Government Isn't Saying About The New Bailout Deal

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 08.12.2015 | World

The bailout deal Greece finalized with creditors on Tuesday, worth up to $94 billion, won't bring significant relief from austerity, contra...

Greece Bailout Draft Boosts Hopes For Deal Within Days

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.08.2015 | World

By George Georgiopoulos ATHENS, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Greek government officials discussed a draft of the country's third bailout agreement drawn up on t...

In Defense of Varoufakis

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

LONDON -- When push came to shove, Varoufakis faced the difficult choice of going along with more of the same, despite knowing that it would fail, or trying to pivot to a new approach. He bravely opted for the latter. While his brash style undermined outcomes, it would be a real tragedy to lose sight of his arguments (which have been made by many others as well).

From Greek to Euro Crisis: How German Ideology Is Destroying Europe's Future

Jakob von Uexkull | Posted 08.03.2015 | World
Jakob von Uexkull

The EU must and can settle internal deficits and surpluses, as long as these remain within the euro zone. Therefore, a better integration of economic and fiscal policies and a significant increase in economic transfers within the euro zone are needed.