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August 4, 2015

Germany
The View From Germany on Greece

Germany’s insistence upon Greek reform is not about inflicting humiliation or exacting revenge, but rather making the country economically viable in the long term, says expert Ulrich Speck.

June 24, 2015

Europe
Déjà vu in Greece

Here we go again. The counterproposal from Greece’s creditors has been leaked, and it underscores how far apart the two sides remain on a range of issues: VAT, corporate taxes, and especially pension…

June 22, 2015

Europe
Greece: Still No Deal

European finance ministers met earlier today and afterwards stated that new proposals from the Greek government were "broadly comprehensive" and "a solid basis" for restarting talks, but made clear t…

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May 7, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
Which Countries Stand to Lose Big from a Greek Default?

The IMF has turned up the heat on Greece’s Eurozone neighbors, calling on them to write off “significant amounts” of Greek sovereign debt.  Writing off debt, however, doesn’t make the pain disappe…

Which Countries Stand to Lose Big from a Greek Default?

July 29, 2014

Russia
Russian Sanctions: Europe Prepares to Act

The Europeans look set to surprise us with significant economic sanctions against Russia (see here and here) that exceed in some respects U.S. measures. The United States likely would expand their sa…

April 11, 2014

Germany
Globalizing World Requires Transatlantic Partnership and Leadership

With the economic structural reforms enacted in many southern European countries now beginning to show results, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble joins Robert M. Kimmitt of the American Counc…

April 11, 2014

Germany
Globalizing World Requires Transatlantic Partnership and Leadership

With the economic structural reforms enacted in many southern European countries now beginning to show results, German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble joins Robert Kimmitt of the American Council …

March 20, 2014

Ukraine
NATO’s Next Moves

NATO’s response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea may require it to bolster eastern European members with both military and non-military actions, says expert Christopher S. Chivvis.

February 24, 2014

Europe and Eurasia
Restoring Financial Stability in the Eurozone: Lessons From the U.S. Financial Crisis

The European Stability Mechanism's (ESM) bank recapitalization instrument was designed to break the vicious circle tying financially weak eurozone governments to financially weak banks. It cannot, ho…

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