Blood from a Stone

Blood from a Stone

I went to Athens to see what economic catastrophe looks like on the ground. What I saw shocked me.

Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

Greece, Iran, and the Rules of the Game

From Athens to Tehran, powerful countries make the rules and break the rules. Everyone else just squeezes the best deal they can — for now, anyway.

Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Why Won’t Greece Take a Deal?

Half of young Greeks are unemployed, and over 40 percent live in poverty. Is default really worse than letting Europe squeeze the country dry?

Explaining the Cyprus Shakedown

Explaining the Cyprus Shakedown

Despite Cyprus’ small size, the implications of its bailout deal deal could have serious consequences for the eurozone.

Italy’s Election: Lighting the Lamp

Italy’s Election: Lighting the Lamp

After years of brutal austerity, collapsing economies, widespread unemployment, and shredding of the social safety net, Italians said “basta!” Enough!

Four More Years: Europe’s Meltdown

Four More Years: Europe’s Meltdown

Why is the Obama administration pressing Europeans to increase military spending? And what should it matter to Washington if Britain remains in the EU?