As a Lebanese growing up watching Lebanon’s history unfold from the outside I can only ask myself this one question; how many times can my people make the same mistake? They complain all day, yet when it’s time to take matters into their own hands and elect the people who will hold their lives in their hands for the next 4 years, they resort to the same warlords and “people” who have run our country into the ground systematically for almost a century.Read more "Fool me once shame on you, Fool me twice shame on me"
In the Case of Greece, Everyone is Wrong (And Right) For the past 5 years, I’ve seen my own opinion on Greece and the Greek crisis constantly shift. First I was harsh, Professor VanDeveer had made it clear at my time at Harvard, that the Ancient Athenians were very harsh to the Melians (see “Melian Dialogue”). […]Read more "Enough: In the Case of Greece, Everyone is Wrong"
The METAPHOR You’ve lost your job, your child was given a detention, you’ve had a drink or two. Your partner tries to be supportive but in the heat of the previous events you begin to question your relationship, everything your partner does is wrong, stinks, is unfair – but you have a child together. You […]Read more "Greece seeking space to breathe"
I’m Greek. I’ve never lived in this country. I was born here though. I grew up away from Greece. Like most of us, Greeks who grow up abroad, we are taught, from a very young age to love our country, our history, our culture – sometimes, very often actually, too much. A myth is created […]Read more "Envision Greece and its future"
Continuing to enlarge the European Union’s borders, expanding its political union and introducing new policies and agendas to extend the relationships between EU countries should and is a political priority. But how can the Commission and the governments of each member-state continue to work towards its evolution when the people are not driven or in […]Read more "Sustaining European growth and integration within the current EU context"
In his speech following yesterdays election, Prime Minister-elect Alexis Tsipras sailed between big promises of European unity, national reconstruction and reforms and policies that will help Greece and the EU move towards a more prosperous relationship. But how many of its promises can the leftist party accomplish? Syriza and Alexis Tsipras have promised to work on what they […]Read more "Promised hope returns as Greece votes Left"