After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
In a curious way, the memory of the war has continued to shape German behaviour through this crisis just as much as it has the Greek.
After 16 hours of negotiations, a deal has been reached between Greece and its creditors.
Abjectly losing the negotiations in Brussels, and being kicked out of the Eurozone, might just be the best outcome that Syriza can hope for, says Michael Chessum in Athens.
The "extracurriculur" activities of terrorist groups can reveal how extremists think and behave.
Syriza could yet keep Greece in the eurozone. Our contributor, the Athenian schoolteacher Evel Economakis, bet a souvlaki on it.
While all eyes are on the eurozone, larger troubles are brewing.
Alexis Tsipras believes he has no "mandate" to leave the euro and is seeking more ambitious debt relief.
One in two people in India defecate in the open, but the solution isn’t as simple as just building more toilets. Now Bollywood is making a satirical comedy that hopes to change minds about sanitation.
The strange thing has been how few Greeks, whether politicians, business people, journalists or whoever, took the idea that their country might leave the euro seriously.
The growing feud between the two nations is traumatising: nearly everyone in Russia has relatives in Ukraine.
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