Most of the region that surrounds Greece has become extremely volatile and dangerous, yet this country remains an anchor of stability as waves of unrest crash around it. Greece’s position means that it has a lot to gain from an abundance of opportunities for it to advance its national interests, as long as it plays its cards right. A crucial example of such opportunities is the tourism industry, and in this area Greece could attract an even greater share of the market. It could also become a peripheral hub in other important economic sectors. But the fact is that any progress hinges on Greece being able to maintain a reasonable level of political stability without social upheaval on the domestic front. The inordinate amount of pressure that is being put on the country by external forces, however, is doing nothing to help.