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Posts on March 2018

Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos Greece's foreign policy trap

All eyes are on the Greek coalition’s bid to exit the country’s third bailout in August, allowing it to claim the valuable political prize that is likely to come with completing the programme. However, recent events have highlighted that the greatest threat to the coalition’s cohesion and the stable environment it hopes to profit from in political terms lies in foreign, rather than economic, policy.

Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis

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