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Historically, governments that have chosen default have experienced a much higher risk of losing political office. AAP/Simela Pantzartzi

If Greece defaults, dominoes will not fall

A possible “Grexit” would be more likely to lower rather than raise the political incentives for other European governments to follow.
Healthcare has borne the brunt of mass cuts. EPA/Simela Pantzartzi

Life under austerity shows why Syriza is fighting it so hard

Greece has undergone significant reforms in the last five years. A look at the effects on the country shows why Syriza's rejection of further austerity is not unreasonable.
Alexis Tsipras’ visit to Moscow this week drew a terse response from Angela Merkel, but no deal has been announced. Alexey Nikolsky/Ria Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA/AAP

Greece will survive another D-Day – no thanks to Russia

As Greece wastes time seeking war repatriations to help cover its debts, a better solution would be debt forgiveness - with conditions.

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