Thomas Wright and David Gordon
Syriza’s resounding victory in Sunday’s referendum has four key implications for the eurozone’s strategy toward Greece and the resolution of the Greek debt crisis. Read more
The negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program are now in the equivalent of triple-overtime, and the July 10 deadline has only intensified arguments over an agreement. With the process in a final, crucial phase, contention over the Iran nuclear deal converges around five broad themes. Read more
Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa gathered in Russia this week.Bruce Jones examines this week’s BRICS summit, which comes at a time of slumping economies and rising tensions with Russia.
Grexit would be a dramatic blow to the European project.Carlo Bastasin writes that Europe must grasp the institutional opportunity offered by the Greek “No” vote before the temptation of nationalism extends to other countries. Why Russia encourages Greek defiance of the EU. Pavel Baev says Russia is pushing Greece’s defiance of the EU not because of a historic affinity with Greece, but because Russia has its own issues with Europe. What Turkey’s open-door policy means for Syrian refugees.Elizabeth Ferris and Kemal Kirişci write that assisting the refugees now requires more than providing life-saving aid. Efforts must be made for their integration into Turkish society.
Higher education is an unrecognized casualty of conflicts in the Middle East. Sultan Barakat and Sansom Milton argue for a regional approach to defending and advancing higher education as a key tool to combat violent extremism, address economic challenges, and encourage social stability. Saudi Arabia’s status as the biggest oil exporter in the world could be threatened as a result of domestic oil consumption. Yukari Hino writes that continued unconstrained increases in internal consumption could conceivably change Saudi Arabia’s status to a net oil importer in the future, dramatically impacting global energy markets and oil importing countries.
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