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Letter from Athens: Only One Place in Greece for Muslims to Bury Dead

Letter from Athens: Only One Place in Greece for Muslims to Bury Dead

First they were denied a real place of worship in a country which demands religious tolerance for Greek Orthodoxy abroad but not for other religions in Greece, lip service aside.
Letter from Athens: Parthenon Marbles Not Coming Back

Letter from Athens: Parthenon Marbles Not Coming Back

Here we go again. There’s a reason why ruthless, remorseless, conscienceless people prosper - it’s because they are ruthless, remorseless and conscienceless and always count on good people not to be and get their way almost every time.
Letter from Athens: Greece Finds With Russia, Ye Sow and Ye Weep

Letter from Athens: Greece Finds With Russia, Ye Sow and Ye Weep

What did Greece expect? Being dependent on Russia for up to 40 percent of its energy needs because it relied on coal for generations – and still does in the 21st Century when even the internal combustion engine is on the way out – was a recipe for blackmail.
Don’t Look Up Greece – There’s Turkish Drones Overhead

Don’t Look Up Greece – There’s Turkish Drones Overhead

Fearing a potential conflict with Turkey, Greece moved toward adding traditional glamor weapons like French-made Rafale fighter jets, French warships, wants to buy American warships and has been building an international alliance, including a mutual defense deal with France.
Just What Does Greece’s Minor Communist Party Want?

Just What Does Greece’s Minor Communist Party Want?

It's not true that Greece's anachronistic Communist party, not getting the memo that the Soviet Union broke up 33 years ago and that Europe has moved on, has no value, because it can serve as a bad example and comic relief.
“Crackdown?” Greece Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Crackdowns!

“Crackdown?” Greece Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Crackdowns!

Whether it's over corruption, tax evasion, sports violence, crime, smoking, or any of a plethora of mini-crises in Greece that erupt because they're allowed to – there are few consequences for doing anything wrong – you can count on whichever government is in power to announce a crackdown.
Don’t Pay the Russian Ferryman, But Greece, Cyprus Did

Don’t Pay the Russian Ferryman, But Greece, Cyprus Did

Among the first to denounce Russian President Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine – a one-man show giving orders as long as Putin wasn't with his front-line soldiers facing Greek-like resistance – Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said that there was “full solidarity” with Ukraine.
The Ancient Rhythms of a Greek Mountain Village Remain Unchanged

The Ancient Rhythms of a Greek Mountain Village Remain Unchanged

ANALIPSI, Greece – Life starts early and ends late – very late – for many in this verdant mountain village in the western part of Greece, each hour of the day marked by the ringing of a church bell.
Erdogan Will Bury Hatchet with Greece – in Mitsotakis’ Back

Erdogan Will Bury Hatchet with Greece – in Mitsotakis’ Back

You could sell tickets to a staring contest between Turkish Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, AKA ‘Sultan Chuckles’ and Russian Dictator Vladimir ‘Mr.
Greece Only Wants The ‘Real Refugees’ Now

Greece Only Wants The ‘Real Refugees’ Now

It's right out of a Tom Clancy novel but suspend your disbelief and imagine that Turkey – emboldened by Russia's invasion of Ukraine and making moves on other countries as a cowardly NATO retreats – invades Greece and Greeks by the hundreds of thousands flee, the United States silent.

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