Populists are on the rise on both sides of the Atlantic – Donald Trump (right) has even been called ‘America’s Marine Le Pen’ (left).
Populist politicians are on the march, first in Latin America, then in Europe and the US. They are on both the left and right, and their policies vary, but their approach carries the same risks.
Syriza's re-election was remarkable for the same reasons that it will struggle to implement the economic reforms Greece needs.
Alexis Tsipras, head of Syriza, returns to power after election victory.
Syriza lives to fight another day, but the omens for Greece's future are as ominous as ever.
Another chance? Tsipras seeks a new mandate.
An opposition politician and academic argues that new revelations from the Syriza leadership imply that the Prime Minister misled the Greek people.
Taking the mic. Varoufakis.
Greece's 'accidental economist' speaks to the UK's leading minds on Syriza, the troika, and whether he’s just a little over-exposed.
It’s lonely at the top.
After 206 turbulent days in power, Alexis Tsipras now presides over a coalition in tatters.
The deal is done with Europe, and the people aren't happy about it.
Held by the throat.
A punitive deal which makes life hard for the Greek people and which sets dangerous precedents for the eurozone.
Since the 1990s, the EU has been less about social integration and more about neo-liberal values.
Hitting the wall. Greece’s future is still in the balance.
What might feel like a victory this morning for eurozone leaders and lenders has only served to feed a eurosceptic beast.
Under pressure to do a deal: Alexis Tsipras.
Backed into a corner as the banks reached the brink, the Greek prime minister may have fashioned some sort of success, and the prospect of something approaching debt relief a little down the line.
The new agora?
Talk on the street is that nothing short of revolution will do after the referendum.
Celebrations by No supporters on July 5 in front of Greek parliament in Athens.
The Greek rejection of the bailout means it's time to brace ourselves: Grexit is now an 80% probability.
No voters celebrate but many questions remain.
Greece has voted resoundingly against the bailout terms set by the IMF in a historic referendum.
Grexit puts everyone at risk.
European leaders have consistently claimed that their anti-contagion measures would protect the rest of the eurozone from a Greek exit. This looks like pure propaganda.
Greece owes what was once called a ‘man payment’.
It might seem like Greece and Europe are arguing about money, but it's really all about vengeance.
The cry from the streets.
Debt relief should not be a divisive bargaining tool. Better that it is a formal part of a structured approach to risks in a currency union.
Who’s the real basket case?
Five years of turmoil shows the union rests on shaky legal foundations.
Alexis Tsipras prepares for an interview with the state broadcaster.
Would the eurozone redesign its flawed system in the wake of a Grexit?
Greece faces two difficult outcomes.
Whether Greece reaches a new bailout agreement or not, the country is in for a rough ride.