‘If Greece were a stock, its value would be rising’

'Over time, I would love to see US Aegis destroyers stationed in Greece instead of Spain, which is so far to the west,' says Stavridis, a former supreme allied commander of NATO and dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

If Greece were a stock, its value would be rising, says NATO's former Supreme Allied Commander (2009-2013), Admiral James Stavridis. In an interview with Kathimerini he emphasizes not only the significance of Greece's geographical position but also the role of the Greek-American community. He notes that it would serve the geostrategic interests of the United States if the American anti-missile warships, currently stationed in Spain, were to be based in Greek ports.

Stavridis predicts that following his re-election, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might adopt a more collaborative approach. In this regard, there could be an opportunity if the Turkish president, emboldened by heightened self-assurance and without the necessity to exert significant influence on public opinion, chooses to moderate some of his positions.

However, he emphasizes that the United States...

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