- Parent Category: Defence Analysis & Decision Making
- Category: Defence Analysis
By Zenonas Tziarras, Junior Scholar & JSESSTL Ass. Editor, Strategy International*
It has been reported that Israel conducted two airstrikes in Syria in the last few days. It is also said that these airstrikes targeted military facilities and equipment that was destined for Hezbollah. After a Syrian official called Israel’s attack “a declaration of war”, many speak of a turning point in the Syrian crisis and a war between Syria and Israel.Add a comment Add a comment
- Parent Category: Sectors
- Category: Economics, Geopolitics & Geography
*As a result of the global and European (Eurozone) systemic economic crisis, as well as due to domestic structural problems, human errors, and the direct linkages of the banking sector to the Greek economic and financial crisis, Cyprus has found itself gradually sinking into its own economic depression. This led to months-long negotiations between Cyprus and the Troika (the European Commission, the European Central Bank, and the International Monetary Fund) for the eventual signing of a memorandum of (austerity) measures that would entail a bail-out package. Although the Cypriot parliament has passed a number of bills based on the negotiated memorandum, a final agreement has not yet been reached and the final, completed, form of the memorandum has not yet been signed. To be sure, these rapid economic developments have broad political implications on issues such as the resolution of the Cyprus Problem, the role and views of Turkey, Turkey-European Union (EU) relations, and the views of the Turkish-Cypriot community.
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- Parent Category: Economics, Geopolitics & Geography
- Category: Economics
By Constance Baroudos, Junior Scholar, Strategy International.
The European Central Bank (ECB), European Union (EU), and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) make up the troika that manages bailout programs for countries in danger of default within the Eurozone. If a member of the troika objects to a way for a country to pay off its debt it should be taken seriously. The ECB and EU should pay special attention to the report released by the IMF last week that identified suggestions for the future of Greece’s economic struggles to reach agreement on a bailout package this Sunday to avoid a “Grexit.”Add a comment Add a comment