The next crucial move

Greece is facing many security challenges. Upgrading aging defense systems is imperative as military asymmetry with neighboring Turkey is growing.

Security issues call for moderation in public debate. Above all, they mandate transparency in order to protect the country against corruption.

Meanwhile, Greece’s traditional allies should explore ways to accommodate Athens during a difficult situation like the present.

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s official visit to Washington this week demonstrated that mainstream politicians in Athens are in agreement about the need to strengthen Greek-American ties. However, tangible moves are required for this to materialize.