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Alexis Tsipras

The Abhorrent and Detestable International Treatment of Greece

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.24.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

Modern Greece is not a model of virtue. No country is. But to understand the current Greek tragedy brought about largely by the European Union and Ame...

Amid Protests, Greece Passes Painful Fiscal Reforms

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 05.09.2016 | World

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek lawmakers on Monday passed a package of unpopular pension and tax reforms that the country's leftist-led government hopes wil...

The I.M.F. vs. Greece - Lessons from Indonesia?

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 04.11.2016 | Business
Steve H. Hanke

The recently leaked conference call among International Monetary Fund (I.M.F.) officials on Greece's bailout review has Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras ...

IMF Tries To Put Out Fire From Bombshell Greece Leak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.03.2016 | World

The International Monetary Fund’s managing director told Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras on Sunday that the IMF remains committed to good faith ...

Greece Demands IMF Explain 'Disaster' Remarks In Explosive Leak

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 04.02.2016 | World

The leaked remarks of International Monetary Fund officials suggesting the lender may threaten to pull out of Greece's bailout are eliciting anger in ...

How The IMF Could Blow Up Greece’s Debt Agreement

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 01.27.2016 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Greek government, and the businesses accustomed to tussling with it, have finally agreed on a way to meet the budget targets insiste...

After One Year in Government, Syriza and Greece Are More Isolated Than Ever

Cas Mudde | Posted 01.25.2016 | World
Cas Mudde

While Syriza created neither the economic crisis nor the refugee crisis, its incompetence and opportunism have worsened their impacts on Greece and have undermined the country's position within Europe.

Greek Prime Minister Shares Hope For Country's Future With Arianna Huffington In Davos

HuffPost Greece | Nicholas Miriello | Posted 01.22.2016 | World

Few politicians arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, this year with more urgency and determination to make inroads with fellow w...

Inside Greece's Make-Or-Break Week

The Huffington Post | Danae Leivada | Posted 01.20.2016 | World

Every January since 1971, key figures in international politics, the business world and civic society have been meeting in the picturesque Swiss town ...

2015 and the Struggle for Europe's Core

Cas Mudde | Posted 12.29.2015 | World
Cas Mudde

Devastating terrorist attacks, months of insecurity about the Eurozone, huge electoral victories for populist parties, an unprecedented refugees crisis... there is no doubt that 2015 was Europe's annus horribilis.

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 Minister Alexis Tsipr...

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 fin...

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 attending ...

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.