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Oligarchy Watch
A Greek Bearing Grifts

The strange saga of Victor Restis shows how Greece keeps falling prey to corrupt foreign profiteers—and just how easily the rot can spread.

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From Russia With Love
The New Greek Oligarchy

The strange saga of a Greek-Russian tobacco tycoon shows how crisis-era Greece has regressed into a post-Soviet-style oligarchy.

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Balkan Ghosts
The Macedonian Crisis Is Far from Over

Yesterday, Macedonia’s opposition was granted the mandate to form a government, ending a long-running political standoff. But the country is not out of the woods yet.

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