- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating is associate editor at Foreign Policy and the editor of the Passport blog. He has worked as a researcher, editorial assistant, and deputy Web editor since joining the FP staff in 2007. In addition to being featured in Foreign Policy, his writing has been published by the Washington Post, Newsweek International, Radio Prague, the Center for Defense Information, and Romania's Adevarul newspaper. He has appeared as a commentator on CNN International, C-Span, ABC News, Al Jazeera, NPR, BBC radio, and others. A native of Brooklyn, New York, he studied comparative politics at Oberlin College.
Last time we caught up with Ilias Kasidiaris, Greek MP and spokesman for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, he was assaulting a woman on a TV debate show for not agreeing with him. Today, he apparently caused a scene in parliament during a debate with the center-left PASOK party, part of the governing coalition, calling former Prime Minsiter George Papandreou "only 25 percent Greek" and accused a senior defense ministry official of having humiliated the country. (Papandreo’s mother was American and one of his great grandparents on his father’s side was Polish.)
When a PASOK spokeman accused Kasidiaris of spouting "fascist trash" and running paramilitary assault squads to attack immigrants, Gold Dawn MPs began shouting and the session was suspended.