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