SYRIZA scored a bigger victory than most anticipated in elections over the weekend, and now all eyes are on prime minister candidate Alexis Tsipras as he attempts to strike a balance between Berlin and an irate Greek electorate.
The election on January 25 is only the beginning of Greece’s problems; voters are not prepared to grant to any one party the power to implement policies that will satisfy the people at home and creditors abroad.
Geography still has a lot to tell us about the roots of international conflict.
For all the crackdowns on civil society throughout the post-Soviet sphere and Middle East, we’ve heard surprisingly little about Azerbaijan.
Greek voters are being asked to choose between austerity and stimulus, and the whole world is watching.
The Charie Hebdo massacre in Paris shows that the European Union must resume its historical mission against the forces of fascism.
2015 projects to be another difficult year for the Middle East, with old vacuums widening and a few new ones opening up.
2015 will set the tone of US-Russia relations for decades to come.
Nigeria is home to a fundamentalist insurgency that predates the ascendance of ISIS, and 2015 could just be the year that Boko Haram succeeds in carving a chunk out of Africa’s most populous state.
2015 will bring success or failure to the slow-motion rapprochement unfolding between Washington and Tehran. Whatever the outcome, this is an issue that will shape the geopolitical landscape for decades to come.