The Euro Crisis

Reuters/Maxim Shemetov - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras (C) speaks with Greek expatriates during a wreath-laying ceremony at the statue of Russian-born founder of modern Greek state Ioannis Kapodistrias in St. Petersburg, Russia, June 19, 2015.

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Who Lost Greece? Parallels with Russia in 1998

August 28, 2015, Brian Pinto

Brian Pinto examines the striking parallels between Greece and the failed 1998 IMF-led international rescue of Russia, with stark implications for Greece today.

  • In the News

    [Alexis Tsipras] will now run a campaign focused on an agenda against corruption, oligarchs and the old political establishment. He will try to reunite the center. In this respect, he may even gain from Syriza’s effective dissolution.

    August 26, 2015, Theodore Pelagidis, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    [Greek] people got caught up in Tsipras’s anti-austerity movement even though their government and their banks desperately needed the money. This led them to vote against their interests.

    August 24, 2015, Theodore Pelagidis, Foreign Policy
  • In the News

    The Europeans will try to give Tsipras something because they need him. I think they could invest in him. They will give him frontloaded structural funds from the European programs and some kind of reprofiling of debt, which does not need to be a haircut.

    July 31, 2015, Theodore Pelagidis, Handelsblatt
  • In the News

    The priority now [for Greece] should be to do the deal and try to normalize the situation.

    July 28, 2015, Theodore Pelagidis, Handelsblatt
  • In the News

    One often gets the impression that Merkel is speaking to her own party's backbenchers and for everybody else in Europe it's 'take it or leave it.'

    July 14, 2015, Constanze Stelzenmüller, AFP
  • Video | Bloomberg

    July 6, 2015, Daniel V. Speckhard

  • In the News

    The Greek proposal is simply populist austerity. It’s really worrying that a program will be approved with no spending cuts whatsoever.

    June 24, 2015, Theodore Pelagidis, New York Times
  • Podcast

    Javier Solana on why the European Union matters

    June 5, 2015, Javier Solana and Fred Dews

  • In the News

    The [Greek] government desperately needs money. So, Tspiras saw the failure of [Finance Minister Yanis] Varoufakis and took over to get at least a small tranche to survive until June.

    March 24, 2015, Theodore Pelagidis, Handelsblatt
  • In the News

    Greece is much more important than people think. The conventional wisdom is now that we can allow a Grexit and just cauterize the wound, but it’s not that simple.

    March 9, 2015, Daniel V. Speckhard , Fortune

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