The charismatic, far-left Alexis Tsipras is poised to take back parliament and stick it to the Germans. And Greeks are loving it.
And what they really say about Pegida.
Syriza wants debt relief. Germany wants austerity. Can anything the European Central Bank does keep the most important players in the eurozone happy?
Lutz Bachmann and his Pegida movement had motivated thousands to hit the streets of Dresden to register their discontent with immigration to Germany.
All eyes are on Greece, but Italy is the country that could bring the euro to its knees.
Talk of Greece abandoning the euro has nothing to do with reality and everything to do with Angela Merkel's desire to weaken Alexis Tsipras.
John Hudson is a staff writer for Foreign Policy where he chases down stories from Foggy Bottom to the White House, the Pentagon to Embassy Row. Between 2009 and 2012, John covered politics and global affairs for The Atlantic Wire. In 2008, he covered the August War between Russia and Georgia for Salon.com and other news outlets. Over the years, he's dug up resignation-causing FEC documents; unmasked world-famous Internet trolls; exposed bizarre Photoshopping by government media; and revealed a secret Iranian military facility. John's weakness is cold craft beer from his birthplace of Grand Rapids, Michigan. He's appeared on MSNBC, BBC, C-SPAN, Fox News radio, and other broadcast outlets.