Greece is currently facing a number of direct challenges in matters regarding national security and foreign policy.
On the other side of the Aegean, Turkey is going through a period of intense instability and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming increasingly unpredictable.
Meanwhile, the Cyprus issue is entering a crucial period during which landmark decisions will be taken.
At the same time, Greece’s neighbors in the north are dealing with Athens in a way that suggests that they view the country as less powerful compared to the past.
Countries which experience extended periods of crisis and decline are not just threatened by the damage done to their economies, especially when they’re fighting on several fronts.
It’s time to get serious and treat issues of foreign policy as the necessary priorities they are. First and foremost, however, Greece must enter a period of reconstruction and recovery with regard to its international reputation.