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Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Greece between the hammer and the anvil: geopolitical games in the eastern Aegean

Since its birth after the 1821 war against the Ottoman Empire, the Modern Greek state has always been linked to the then three major powers: France, the U.K., and Russia, with the U.K. being substituted by the U.S. during the 20th century to contain the Soviet threat. This dependency is still a reality in Greek politics and foreign affairs. Athens remains a bone of contention for those powers fighting for a strategic position in the Mediterranean Sea.