Security & Foreign Policy

In the contemporary international environment, global, international, regional and national security are closely intertwined and affected by various trends and drivers.  

In an effort to explore and better understand global and regional security dynamics, especially in Greece’s southeastern and northern neighborhoods, regions of increased fluidity and instability, ELIAMEP has launched several projects on issues such as: the EU role in the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean, relations between the West and Russia, transatlantic relations, conflict resolution in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, energy, Black Sea-related developments, international terrorism, and the prevention of radicalization.  

Key issues for Greek foreign and security policy, like relations with Turkey, the Cyprus issue, and relations with North Macedonia, retain high priority in ELIAMEP’s policy-oriented research agenda. 

Experts in Security & Foreign Policy

Jens Bastian
Senior Policy Advisor; Independent Economic Consultant
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme
Evangelos Ilias-Tembos
Research Associate; Expert-First Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
George Kalpadakis
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe; Regional cooperation; Civil society
Triandafyllos Karatrantos
Research Fellow, Radicalisation, Terrorism, Policing Models, Security and Foreign Policy
Athanasios Manis
Research Fellow, Security; Turkey
Panagiota Manoli
Research Fellow, Comparative regionalism; European Neighborhood Policy
Sotiris Serbos
Research Fellow, Transatlantic relations; European integration & foreign policy; Turkish foreign policy
Theodoros Tsakiris
Research Fellow, Geopolitics and economics of hydrocarbons
Panayotis Tsakonas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Security Programme
Rosa Vasilaki
Research Fellow, Radicalization; Role of security forces in modern states
Thanos Veremis
Vice-President of the Board of Directors, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Athens, History, International Relations