Boosting Greece’s Roles as Vital Defense and Energy Ally

This week’s visit to Washington by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is a timely opportunity to deepen the bilateral defense partnership and strengthen Greece’s role as a vital NATO and energy hub in Europe, in light of both Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and Turkey’s continued unreliability as an ally. The Biden administration should support projects to fast-track Greece becoming a reliable and critical EU energy distribution hub, and the Pentagon should enhance U.S. deployments through Greece in order to more effectively and rapidly project power into Eastern Europe and other nearby hotspots.

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JINSA Staff Contributors

Jonathan Ruhe – Director of Foreign Policy
Ari Cicurel – Senior Policy Analyst

This report was made possible by the support of the Gettler Family Foundation and a portion of the research was conducted on the Benjamin Gettler International Policy Trip.