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It was already in the early 1990s when Nikiforos Diamandouros and Nikos Mouzelis, two eminent Greek scholars, were writing about the conflict between two dominant political cultures in Greece: the ‘underdog’ culture (notably a pre-democratic culture favouring clientelistic networks of power, bearing a strong imprint of the Orthodox Church and its anti-Western world view, with […]

Posted by Triandafyllidou Anna

The recent signing of the new Russian-U.S. strategic arms reduction treaty launches a month of intense activity focused on reducing the threats of nuclear conflict and nuclear terrorism and tightening control over nuclear materiel and technologies.
Regardless of outcomes, this reflects the new dynamics driving the original nuclear club of the U.S., Russia, Britain, France, and […]

Posted by Couloumbis Theodore

In a previous article by the same author titled “The commemoration of the Islamic Revolution and the struggle for power in Iran” the main argument was that the relatively peaceful and neutral co-existence of reformists and conservatives during the commemoration of the Islamic Revolution constituted a first step toward the creation of a communication channel […]

Posted by Venetis Evangelos

The government of Prime Minister George Papandreou had hoped that the European Union Council meeting at the end of March in Brussels would provide an unambiguous political statement of solidarity with Greece. This statement of intent sought to send a clear signal to international capital markets that forthcoming sales of Greek sovereign bonds during the […]

Posted by Bastian Jens

Published in BUSINESS PARTNERS / MARCH-APRIL 2010 /page 6, OBSERVATORY
WHILE THE POLITICAL AUTHORITIES IN GREECE CONTINUE TO SEARCH FOR SOLUTIONS TO THE COUNTRY’S FISCAL AND PUBLIC DEBT CRISES, THE EFFECTS OF THE DOWNTURN ARE INCREASINGLY BECOMING VISIBLE IN THE REAL ECONOMY
Indeed, the focus on spending cuts, allowance reductions and wage restraint places a high degree […]

Posted by Bastian Jens