U.S. Must Build on Rising East Med-Gulf Cooperation

The Saudi crown prince’s recent visit to Athens highlights the two countries’ geostrategic importance – both for reducing Europe’s dangerous dependence on Russian energy and, in conjunction with Greece’s vital roles in growing Israel-Gulf ties, as security providers supporting regional stability and U.S. interests in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean. The Biden administration should encourage and capitalize on these developments by explicitly supporting greater trans-regional cooperation among its Eastern Mediterranean and Gulf partners, including by encouraging Greece’s continued development as a renewable energy and natural gas hub.

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JINSA Staff Contributors

Jonathan Ruhe – JINSA Director of Foreign Policy

This brief 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 to Greece.