In a clear attempt to minimize the regional political fallout from the failed Cyprus talks, U.S. Vice President Michael Pence called Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras July 10. In the call, Pence extended Tsipras an invitation to visit Washington, an outstanding reciprocal commitment since former President Obama came to Greece in 2016, but also sure to get Ankara’s complete attention.

The primary reason for the call was, of course, the collapse of the Cyprus talks last week. The official Whi...

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