REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras smiles as he attends the first meeting of the new cabinet in the parliament building in Athens January 28, 2015.

Opinion

Greece's Sharp Turn to the Left Spells Trouble for the United States and Europe

January 28, 2015, Daniel V. Speckhard

Following the Greek elections and the victory of populist party Syriza, Daniel Speckhard speculates that the election of Alexis Tsipras and his newly formed cabinet spell nothing but trouble for the United States and Europe.

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