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from The Great Debate:

Is a two-tiered Europe what’s next after Greece?

By Marco Vicenzino
July 8, 2015

A couple makes a transaction at an ATM outside an Attica bank branch in Athens

A couple makes a transaction at an automated teller machine outside an Attica bank branch in central Athens, August 28, 2012. REUTERS/John Kolesidis

from The Great Debate:

Why Russia’s turn to China is a mirage

By Björn Düben
July 8, 2015

Russia's President Putin welcomes China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at Kremlin in Moscow

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) welcomes China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko

from The Great Debate:

Before Greece becomes a failed state, here’s how to stop the slide

By Elias Papaioannou, Richard Portes and Lucrezia Reichlin
July 7, 2015

A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens

A pensioner waits outside a branch of the National Bank to receive part of his pension in Athens, Greece, July 7, 2015. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis

from The Great Debate:

How to empower Ukraine and bring Moscow back to the table

By Jan H. Kalicki
July 6, 2015

Members of Ukrainian armed forces gather on armoured vehicle on roadside near village of Vidrodzhennya

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of Vidrodzhennya, outside Artemivsk, Donetsk region, Ukraine, June 9, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

from Hugo Dixon:

Greece will struggle to stay in euro

By Hugo Dixon
July 5, 2015

An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens

An anti-austerity 'No' voter waves a flag with the name of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras as he celebrate the results of the first exit polls in Athens, Greece, July 5, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

from The Great Debate:

Greece’s self-inflicted tragedy and the catharsis to come

By John Lloyd
July 2, 2015

The word 'No' in Greek is seen on a banner hanging from Athens' University building

The word 'no' in Greek is seen on a banner hanging from Athens' University building in Greece, July 2, 2015. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

from The Great Debate:

Advice for Greece: Never play chicken with Germany

By Paul Glader
July 2, 2015

Anti-austerity protesters burn a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union offices in Athens, Greece

Anti-austerity protesters burn a euro note during a demonstration outside the European Union (EU) offices in Athens, Greece June 28, 2015. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis

from Hugo Dixon:

Greeks choose between bad and terrible

By Hugo Dixon
July 2, 2015

Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

The Greeks have to choose between the bad and the truly ugly in Sunday’s referendum. If I was Greek - and I’m not, although I speak the language and had a Greek great-grandmother - I would plump for the bad option, voting “Yes”.

from The Great Debate:

Want to escalate U.S.-Russia tension? Arm Ukraine.

By Josh Cohen
July 2, 2015

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces prepare a weapon at their position located near the town of Horlivka

Members of the Ukrainian armed forces prepare a weapon at their position located near the town of Horlivka, north of Donetsk, Ukraine, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

from Hugo Dixon:

Tsipras looks like he is crumbling

By Hugo Dixon
July 1, 2015

It looks like Alexis Tsipras is crumbling.

After the banks closed and public opinion started moving against him, the Greek prime minister seems desperate for a deal with his creditors. Athens has now defaulted to the International Monetary Fund, adding to the pressure. But it is not clear lenders will cut him any slack. They may prefer to deal with his successor.