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Posts on July 2019
The positives and negatives that will decide Greece's elections
Landslide and walkover might be a couple of words doing the rounds on Monday if the opinion polls published in the run-up to the Greek general elections on July 7 prove accurate.
Contributor: Nick Malkoutzis
Categories: Politics (367), Greece (469)
The embrace between the Russian bear and the Panda bear: An emerging Sino-Russian axis
While China-US relations are deteriorating over bitter trade disputes, the imposition of tit-for-tat tariffs and intellectual property rights, the Sino-Russian partnership is evolving and deepening in areas such as security and defense, bilateral energy cooperation as well as the Kremlin’s expanding participation in China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Contributor: Jens Bastian
Categories: Europe (276)
The benefits of being Greek
Greece is heading for a general election on July 7. A great part of the political narrative around this election is a confrontation between a supposedly fantastical leftist alternative and a mature, European direction for Greece. The former is represented by Alexis Tsipras and SYRIZA, while the latter is allegedly promised by Kyriakos Mitsotakis and New Democracy.
Contributor: Ioannis Glinavos
Categories: Politics (367), Society (131), Greece (469)