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To Grexit or not to Grexit

b2ap3_thumbnail_grexit.pngSunday Greece holds a referendum. Formally it’s yes or no against the last proposal of the Euro group and IMF – but in essence the result will be deciding if a Grexit is still avoidable. But if it is – what has to happen to avoid it?

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The Real Greek Tragedy

How Syriza wasted the unique chance to change Greece.

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Ferguson and the militarization of the U.S. police force

b2ap3_thumbnail_police-state-ferguson-swat--400x299.jpgAfter teenager Michael Brown died on August 9th Ferguson, a small suburban town in the county of St. Louis, saw the mourning quickly turn into an eruption of anger. Only two weeks later the city calmed down again. What caused this eruption of violence from protesters and police force?

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ISIS and Iraq - too late to solve?

b2ap3_thumbnail_iraq.jpgWhile the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) movement is gaining ground in Iraq and is spreading its violence the world is still pondering what to do about it. While the world is only discussing, ISIS is using the time to get stronger. And: all solutions discussed so far will not solve the situation. They have all in common that they would push the country further into a civil war, with the potential to turn it into into a regional conflict.

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The anti EU election?

b2ap3_thumbnail_eu-election.jpgThis week there are elections in all member states of the European Union for the new parliament. Never was a campaign so empty and dominated by blaming the EU. How come? And is the blame justified?

 

 
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