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How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19

How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19

A new machine learning approach to COVID-19 testing has produced encouraging results in Greece. The technology, named Eva, dynamically used recent testing results collected at the Greek border to detect and limit the importation of asymptomatic COVID-19 cases among arriving international...

The Tangled Maps of Greece and Turkey

The Tangled Maps of Greece and Turkey

A person sitting at a café in the small town of Kaş, on Turkey’s southern coast, where the Taurus Mountains drop precipitously into the Mediterranean, would look out upon a blue bay and a small island. If they asked the waiter, he would tell them that the island — almost unbelievably — is...

Will Greece Recover from Its Debt Crisis?

Will Greece Recover from Its Debt Crisis?

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to John Milios, a Greek economist and social scientist. Over the past decade, Greece has had a difficult time with a staggering debt crisis and financial stagnation. It began in 2010 just a few years after the global financial crisis and was...

What Went Wrong in Macedonia’s Referendum?

What Went Wrong in Macedonia’s Referendum?

On paper, the prospect of a positive outcome seemed high, with popular support for Macedonia’s accession into the EU and NATO widespread.  Macedonia went to the polls on September 30 to vote in a referendum that would potentially change the country’s name and unblock its path to the...

Explaining the Rise of Populism

Explaining the Rise of Populism

Populism is a crisis of entitlement, and higher interest rates will squeeze some countries more than others. Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton explains. In December 2016, the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States raised interest rates. This was the first rate rise in almost 10 years....

The Cyprus Question is On the Table

The Cyprus Question is On the Table

The Treaty of Guarantee has complicated the Cyprus issue and should be scrapped. Since the end of 2016, there has been intense diplomacy over the Cyprus issue. The aim is to reach a new agreement by early 2017. The recent moves are part of a negotiating process that started in February 2014...

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