Crete

The Case for a Strategic Pivot to Greece and Cyprus – The National Interest

U.S. officials should explore options to strengthen security cooperation with Cyprus. Like Crete, this strategically located island presents an ideal platform for power projection, and stronger U.S. ties could enable Greece to focus more concertedly on other missions since Athens currently bears much de facto responsibility for Cypriot defense. Though it was lost in the …

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Crete at center of converging, conflicting interests for Turkey, Greece in EastMed – Al Monitor

Greek Minister of Defense Nikos Panagiotopoulos has announced plans to create a new Hellenic naval base on Crete as Greece leverages its southernmost island as a pillar of security policy in the Eastern Mediterranean amid ongoing tensions with Turkey. Periklis Zorzovilis, head of the Athens-based Institute for Security and Defense Analysis, told Al-Monitor that from a geostrategic standpoint, …

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Greece’s Resource Blessing Comes with Hurdles – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Can international arbitration and mediation with its neighbors help Greece turn its energy challenges into opportunities in the Eastern Mediterranean? The discovery of natural gas resources since 2009 in the Eastern Mediterranean has enhanced the region’s strategic energy significance and raised the possibility of multilateral cooperation and economic development. Greece’s continental shelf and Exclusive Economic …

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Greeks Commemorate Nazi Atrocities at Viannos on September 16 – GreekReporter.com

Locals and government officials honored the memory of the 500 victims of the Viannos Holocaust by the Nazis on September 14-16, 1943 with ceremonies in churches and at monuments in the villages of Viannos on Crete on Monday. The commemorative events continued at the Holocaust Museum of the Viannos Municipality in Amiras, which were attended …

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