Category Archives: Greek Crisis

On the Frontlines of the Refugee Crisis

If you would like to humanize the humanitarian crisis that’s happening right now in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and the Aegean, watch this short documentary from the NYT. In it, you will be presented with a view of the … Continue reading

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On the Frontier of the EU

A good article that details the situation on Greece’s eastern Aegean islands: But the deal has also turned Greece’s eastern Aegean islands into holding centres. Those rescued by the Hellenic Coast Guard are shipped to the islands of Lesvos, Samos, … Continue reading

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Alexi’s Big Day

Greeks went to the polls Sunday – for the fifth time in six years – and returned Alexis Tsipras and his Syriza party to power. In fact, the results mirror those from the January general election almost exactly. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Greece’s Newest Political Party

Meet Popular Unity, Greece’s newest political party, which consists (at present) of 25 former Syriza MPs. P. Lafazanis is the leader of the party, and they will run on an anti-bailout platform over the next month (i.e., the old Syriza … Continue reading

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Alexis Tsipras – Master of (Calling) Elections

Well, that was fun. So, Tsipras has resigned and Greece is heading toward elections in September. As the graphic above illustrates, the third memorandum split Syriza. The far-left faction, aptly named Left Platform, remains opposed and is in the process … Continue reading

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Peak Varoufakis?

I had the chance to read the New Yorker’s profile of Yanis Varoufakis yesterday on a plane ride back from Minnesota. Well, what to say? It didn’t necessarily tell me anything new – I’ve followed the crisis closely, esp. these last … Continue reading

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The Agony of Greece

In six charts (at the Economist). Explains a lot, doesn’t it? It’s remarkable that so many Greeks still describe the Euro as a “good thing,” despite the EU’s continued insistence upon failed policies. Then again, I’m sure lots of Greeks … Continue reading

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