Europe/Americas update: June 14 2018

EUROPE RUSSIA Russia is hosting the FIFA World Cup for the next month–perhaps you’ve heard about that. Which is a nice chance for Vladimir Putin to parade himself around like a world titan. It’s also a nice chance for a bunch of young Russians and young foreigners to meet and mingle. But is that such… Continue reading Europe/Americas update: June 14 2018

Tsipras gives Greeks the gift of another election

Given how much fun electoral politics is here in the United States, I can only imagine how happy the people of Greece are now that their (former?) Prime Minister, Alexis Tsipras, is apparently resigning in order to force snap elections. Congratulations, Greek folks! Now instead of spending all your time worrying about which kind of… Continue reading Tsipras gives Greeks the gift of another election

Grexit: is the prescription worth the side effects?

Usually when major events reach the level of media-driven frenzy that they get their own names, we slap together something so silly that it can actually take away from the seriousness of the situation. Here in the US, ever since the Watergate Scandal, we like to slap the suffix “-gate” onto major political scandals for… Continue reading Grexit: is the prescription worth the side effects?