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SYRIZA's weak foreign, defence policy credentials a vulnerability
With all the focus falling on its economic policies, little attention has been paid to where SYRIZA stands on defence and foreign policy. With Greece potentially just a few months away from early elections and a change of government, there are few questions being asked about the leftist party’s ability to handle such sensitive policy areas.
Perhaps aware that the government may seek to highlight SYRIZA’s inexperience in diplomacy and defence should Parliament fail to elect a president of the republic in February, prompting snap polls, leftist leader Alexis Tsipras made an extended visit to...
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