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, Security & Foreign Policy

Jens Bastian
Senior Policy Advisor; Independent Economic Consultant
Michalis Chrysochoidis
Senior Policy Advisor
Ioannis N. Grigoriadis
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Turkey Programme; Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies
Pantelis Ikonomou
Research Associate; Former Inspector, International Atomic Energy Agency
Antonis Kamaras
Research Associate; Defense studies; Country Coordinator, Greek Diaspora Project, SEESOX, Oxford
Alexandros Kolovos
Research Associate; Associate Professor of Space Technology, Hellenic Air Force Academy
George Kalpadakis
Research Fellow, Southeast Europe; Regional cooperation; Civil society
Marika Karagianni
Research Associate; Expert on Energy issues; Visiting Lecturer, University of Peloponnese and the International Hellenic University
Triandafyllos Karatrantos
Research Fellow, Radicalisation, Terrorism, Policing Models, Security and Foreign Policy
Irene Keremidou
Project Manager and Researcher, RESCUER and APPRAISE «Horizon 2020» projects
Athanasios Manis
Research Fellow, Security; Turkey
Panagiota Manoli
Research Fellow, Comparative regionalism; European Neighborhood Policy
Vassilis Ntousas
Non- Resident Research Fellow, European Institutions and Policies, Security and Foreign Policy; Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)
John Sakellariadis
Junior Research Fellow, Security
Nicholas Sambanis
Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Security & Foreign Policy programme; Migration programme
Sotiris Serbos
Research Fellow, Associate Professor in International Politics, Democritus University of Thrace
Evangelos Tembos
Research Associate; Expert-First Counsellor, Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union & European Defence Policy
Theodoros Tsakiris
Research Fellow, Geopolitics and economics of hydrocarbons
Panayotis Tsakonas
Senior Research Fellow, Head, Security Programme; Professor of International Relations, Security Studies & Foreign Policy Analysis, University of Athens
George Tzogopoulos
Senior Research Fellow, Media; International relations; Chinese affairs
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