The U.S. is concerned not so much economic, how many political consequences of a Greek default, says.
Before Washington kept away from the negotiations between Greece and its creditors, occasionally warning about the economic consequences of default. Now, when Greece was on the verge of bankruptcy, the US started thinking about the political implications.
"There is concern that a long period of economic instability, which could result in a default, will increase political hostility of the Greek electorate in relation To the rest of Europe, giving Russia the opportunity to strengthen its influence in the country ", - reported in the publication.
For the Russian Federation, this situation will become a " geopolitical gift ", says senior researcher of the American Council on international vzaimootnosheniam Sebastian Mallaby. The readiness of the Greek authorities Towards a rapprochement with Russia was demonstrated by the recent visit of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in St. Petersburg, according to the publication.
In addition, the default of Greece will give Moscow an opportunity to sow discord between the European allies of the USA, and at the same time, Washington is trying to maintain a unified Western front in support of sanctions against Russia, " adds FT.
As the magazine reports, the administration of Barack Hussein Obama for a number of months urged the EU to find out in the confrontation with Athens. When this was discussed not only economic issues, but the EU's position on Ukraine.