It can be difficult to imagine that the antiquities in our museums were once a part of vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Let our expert take you on a tour of three cities to rival today's global hubs.
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.
Greece's bailout may have allayed fears of a eurozone exit, but euroscepticism remains high in Greece's election build up.
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.
Hamilton is shown whispering into Ben Franklin’s ear in Howard Chandler Christy’s depiction of the signing of the Constitution.
Alexander Hamilton and the policies he pursued as America's first treasury secretary set the US on a course of national unity. That’s just what Europe needs today.
It’s lonely at the top.
After 206 turbulent days in power, Alexis Tsipras now presides over a coalition in tatters.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.
Elections will give Alexis Tspiras another chance to put Greece's financial house in order. Here's what he should do after the government reforms in September.
Greek students: worried about their future.
New research shows a rise in popularity of university majors in health care, law and those linked to jobs in the police and military.
Japan has higher debt levels than Greece and yet it doesn't need international bailouts. Why?
Together forever? Maybe not.
The finalisation of Greece's third bailout terms is good news for now, but how long will it last?
Running out of options.
It's groundhog day for Greece as the third bailout package is negotiated. And there's no reason to think this one will be any more successful than the last two.
The deal is done with Europe, and the people aren't happy about it.
Thomas Sankara remains a revered figure in Burkina Faso long after his death.
Many African countries continue to creep along a predetermined path that takes them away from any real possibility to defend their sovereignty and meet the needs of their people.
Artists and satirists have long played around with currency. With fiscal uncertainty only on the up, artsy cash is becoming more and more prevalent.
A billboard in Tehran.
Lord Palmerston, Britain’s 19th-century prime minister, was reputedly the first person to have coined the phrase that Nations have no permanent friends or allies, they only have permanent interests. Many…
How to explain Greece’s bailout puzzle?
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No one seems to really believe the latest bailout plan will work without debt relief. But the only way to get Greece to adopt essential reforms is to pretend it isn't in the cards.
Greek demonstrators protested as its government voted to accept the latest austerity conditions. Greece would have been better off exiting the Eurozone.
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If Greece exited the Eurozone it would face several years of economic chaos. But it would be the master of its own destiny. The current EU offer will further destroy the Greek economy.
A Greek tragedy.
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