Sanctions Are Now Syriza's Bargaining Chip

Greece's new far-left rulers risk jeopardizing their chief goal -- to get Europe to write off part of the country's enormous debt.

Greece stands with Russia.

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Greece's new rulers are engaging in dangerous brinkmanship: They may be bargaining too hard for the debt write-off they seek from the European Union.

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