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Greek Diaspora Commemorates Homeland’s Bicentennial

Every year Greece and the Greek Diaspora celebrates its national day on March 25th. This day commemorates the start of the War of Independence.

Vienna’s “Little Greece” and the First Greek Newspaper

The Greeks’ large-scale migration to the seat of Hapsburg power followed the wars between the Austrian and Ottoman Empires

Apollo Vs Agamemnon: The Plague in Ancient Greece was Divine Wrath

The plague appeared in Greece as a weapon of divine wrath. Agamemnon, offended the priest of Apollo and the God spread pestilence among the Greeks.

How Molon Labe is Distorted by QAnon and the Gun Lobby

By Dean Argiris As Greeks we all know the story. My maternal papou was a proud Spartan and so the story of King Leonidas and his 300 personal guards was akin to a bedtime story for me. It got to the...

Ted Cruz Is No Leonidas

Opinion by Mark Arey Ted Cruz wants you to think he is a hero. His appearance on the floor of the Senate and his appearance at the inauguration sporting the Gonzales Flag on his facemask have raised more than a...

Are Greece-Turkey Talks the Nail in the Coffin of Turkish Sanctions?

The Greece-Turkey exploratory talks that were widely anticipated in the international political world recommenced on Monday, with the two sides agreeing to meet again. Despite the fact that the diplomats agreed to continue talks in Athens in the near future,...

Ted Cruz Is No Leonidas

Opinion by Mark Arey Ted Cruz wants you to think he is a hero. His appearance on the floor of the Senate and his appearance at the inauguration sporting the Gonzales Flag on his facemask have raised more than a...

Why Greece Was Less Effective in Dealing with Covid's Second Wave

While Greece was internationally praised for its initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic back in the spring, its response to the second wave was less effective, says a Greek expert in Public Health at Walden University in the US. In...

The Big Dilemma: Should COVID-19 Vaccines be Mandatory?

As Covid-19 vaccines will become available soon, health experts and governments worldwide are mulling whether they should be made compulsory. In liberal democracies forcing people to vaccinate is a tricky and, in many cases, unconstitutional. But, there are concerns that...

Is Covid-19 Triggering a Populist Backlash in Greece?

As Greece is currently in the middle of the second, stricter lockdown to curb the Covid-19 spread, populist voices are becoming louder and louder -- and they are echoing from all sides of the political spectrum. While Greece's performance in...

Is Malliotakis the Anti-AOC Republicans Needed in New York?

The election of Republican Greek-American Nicole Malliotakis, the Staten Island native who will represent the state's 11th District, is seen by many as an antidote to the leftist political positions taken by Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, usually referred to by...

Election 2020: Six Swing States Likely to Decide The Next President

With at least 94 million early votes cast by the eve of US election day, Americans are engaged in a highly contested election for the president, one third of the Senate, and all of the House of Representatives.

Election 2020: The End of the American Century?

By Liam Kennedy, Professor of American Studies, University College Dublin A US presidential election always draws intense worldwide interest, in part due to the spectacle, but also because the leadership of the most powerful country in the world has a...

As Covid Cases Rise and Elections Approach, Stay Focused on the Long Term Says Calamos

With the US election around the corner and the Coronavirus pandemic advancing we asked Greek American financial guru John Calamos to offer advice for investing during our turbulent times. By John P. Calamos Sr. Over recent days, markets have been rattled...

Can the Deadly Earthquake Reduce Tensions Between Greece and Turkey?

The deadly earthquake that hit under the sea between the Greek island of Samos and Turkey's coastal city of Izmir (Smyrna) on Friday had the leaders of the two countries put aside their differences and offer condolences to one...