We’ll take a look at some of the biggest news-makers around the world, from the aftermath of elections in Greece and Egypt, a developing flashpoint in the Caspian Sea, to the ongoing struggle in Syria.
Greek elections haven’t calmed fears about Europe’s financial health.
By Anthony Faiola and Howard Schneider | 22 JUNE 2012 (Washington Post)
Summary: Greek elections wrapped up last week, with the entire Eurozone, as well as the rest of the global economy, waited on-edge for some signs of hope and stability. “But it was unclear Monday whether anything would be enough to stave off a broader crisis. Among investors, a bitter truth appeared to be sinking in: The problems in Europe are so widespread and so deep that a real solution is sure to be complex, hard-fought and anything but quick.” With new French president Francois Hollande set to battle for the future of the EU with Germany’s Angela Merkel, Greek’s role in an ever-complicated European Union saga plays on, as the country attempts to re-order its finances.
English: Southern Caspian Energy Prospects portion of Iran Country Profile (CIA map)
The Caspian’s New Sea Monsters. Thepost-Soviet region has begun a high-stakes arms race, fueled by competition for recently discovered oil fields.
By Joshua Kucera | 22 June 2012 (Foreign Policy)