Lesser, Ian, et al. | Santa Monica, CA: RAND, National Security Research Division, 2001
Greece’s New Geopolitics is the result of research by the RAND Corporation, with the collaboration of RAND Europe, undertaken with the support of the Kokkalis Foundation. The report is based on the proceedings of several roundtables in Greece and in the US and on a major international conference held in Athens from November 30th to December 2nd of 2000. The research identifies the major elements of change in Greece’s geopolitical environment and evaluates their effects on Greece’s foreign policy.
Developments in the region, such as territorial conflicts and issues of state sovereignty, combined with the end of southern European and Mediterranean marginalization in the aftermath of the Cold War and membership in the EU, make up Greece’s new international environment. In this new environment, marked by economic, informational, technological and cultural globalization, Greece faces new foreign policy demands of a trans-regional dimension.