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Obama’s Greece Visit – Dancing around the Greek debt minefield

First and foremost it was a great relief to see U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew step off the plane and quietly slip into the...

Obama’s Greece Visit – Desperately Seeking Symbolism

Surely by now everyone has taken a deep breath and accepted Donald Trump’s victory on November 8. Most analysts needed a number of...

Desperation over debt relief underlies Greek hopes for Obama’s Greece stop

While the world has focused on the closing days of the U.S. election campaign, in Athens advance teams from the White House and other...

Jack Lew does Athens and urges continued reform, but promises nothing on debt

As promised by President Obama in Warsaw earlier this month, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew concluded his post-Brexit vote European consultations and visited Athens for...

Obama meets Tsipras in Warsaw, its NATO time, isn't it?

Another almost unnoticed (by Washington) Greece-U.S. bilateral meeting happened on the sidelines of the Warsaw NATO Summit July 9. Although this meeting was barely on...

Go West! PM Tsipras Sends State Minister Pappas to the U.S. in search of a lifeline

  If we have learned anything about the way Greek PM Alexis Tsipras operates, it this axiom:  when times are tough it’s always smart to...

U.S. Treasury's Nathan Sheets does Athens: Now what?

U.S. Treasury Under Secretary for International Affairs Nathan Sheets stopped in Athens May 11 and met with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Finance Minister...

Will the IMF finally slide out of the Greece bailout program….and might they take Jack Lew too?

On Tuesday July 14, a day before the Greek Parliament was set to vote through the first and critical implementing law from the Brussels...

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