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Tsipras and Putin: Does Greece Have a Russia Option?

By Pankaj Ghemawat

Pankaj Ghemawat

Greece has more to lose from alienating the EU and United States than it has to gain from cozying with Russia.

Some analysts have put forward the scenario that Greece will be abandoned by the European Union and fall into the mouth of Russia. This is also an issue of great concern to many in Washington’s defense circles.

In the words of Jean de La Fontaine, “Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.”

The scenario of Russia using Greece as the first piece in a new Warsaw Pact is certainly worthy of fear. But does it square with Greece’s interests enough to become the likely outcome? Does Greece really have a Russia option?

Read the full article as published in The Globalist.

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Pankaj Ghemawat is a Global Professor of Management and Strategy and Director of the Center for the Globalization of Education and Management.