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Administrative Board

John M. Nomikos, Director
Daniel Little, Senior Advisor 
Zhyldyz Oskonbaeva,  Senior Advisor and Eurasian Liaison
Yannis Stivachtis, Senior Advisor
Darko Trifunovic, Senior Advisor

Matthew Crosston, Senior Advisor

Academic Advisor

Tassos Symeonides, (PhD)


Research Team

Andrew Liaropoulos, Senior Analyst
Ioannis L. Konstantopoulos, Senior Analyst
Aya Burweila, Senior Advisor 
Cecile Abi Tayeh, Senior Analyst
Ia Pozovi, Senior Analyst
George-Nicholas Skourtis, Social Media & Corporate Relations Officer

International Advisors

Richard R. Valcourt, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence
Prof. Niculae Iancu (PhD), Rector, "Mihai Viteazul" National Intelligence Academy, Romania
Shlomo Shpiro (PhD), Bar Illan University, Israel 
Prof. Rose Mary Sheldon (PhD), Virginia Military Institute, USA 
Ruben Arcos (PhD), Chair Intelligence Services and Democratic Systems, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain
Prof. Yonah Alexander (PhD), Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies, USA
Nadezda Panaetu, President, Alexander Puskin Association of Russian Education, Culture and Language
Robert J. Heibel, Founder & Business Developer, Institute for Intelligence Studies, Merchyhurst University, USA
Prof. Sotiris Roussos (PhD), University of Peloponnese, Greece
Joseph Fitsanakis (PhD), Instructor and Coordinator in the Security and Intelligence Studies Program, King University, USA 
Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff, County of Los Angeles, California, USA 
Prof Simeon Alozieuwa (PhD), Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Abuja, Nigeria
Prof.  Deng-Kei Lee (PhD), National Chengchi University, Taiwan
Gurmant Grewal (MBA), Governor and Co-Chair of the Board of Governors of New Westminster College, Canada
Christ G. Pelaghias, Chairman, European Rim Policy and Investment Council (ERPIC), Cyprus
Ambassador George-Cristian Maior (PhD), Director, Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI)
Don McDowell (MAIPIO, CCA) Principal, College of Intelligence Studies (UK)
Keshav Mazumdar (CPO ,CRC,CMAS,ATO)  Intelligencer , Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist
Ken Kotani (PhD), Senior Fellow, The National Institute for Defense Studies, Japan
Prof. Vittorfranco Pisano (J.S.D.), Research Director, Multinational Intelligence Studies Campus, Belgium
David Scharia (PhD), Counter Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate, United Nations Security Council
Prof. Mario Caligiuri (PhD), University of Calabria
Prof. Daniel Pipes (PhD), Director, Middle East Forum
Prof. Miroslav Tudjman (PhD), University of Zagreb and Former Director of the Croatian Intelligence Service
Dr. Philip H. J. Davis, (PhD), Director, Brunel Center for Intelligence and Security Studies
Prof. Degang Sun, (Phd), Shanghai International Studies University
Prof. Robert R. Friedmann, (PhD), Georgia State University 
Col (ret) Virendra Sahai Verma, Former Military Intelligence Officer from India 
James Bilotto, CBRN Chief Operating Officer
Prof. Anthony Glees (PhD), Director, Center for Security and Intelligence Studies, Buckingham University
Prof. Vasilis Botopoulos (PhD), Chancellor, University of Webster (Athens Campus)
Prof. Peter Gill (PhD), University of Salford
Andrei Soldatov (MA), Journalist, Editor of Agentura.ru (Russia)
Chris Kuehl, Armada Corporate Intelligence Review
Zweiri Mahjoob (PhD), Centre for Strategic Studies, Jordan University  
Prof. Siegfried Beer (PhD), Director, Austrian Centre for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies
Prof. Herman Matthijs (PhD), Free University of Brussels
Prof. Michael Wala (PhD), University of Munich
Prof. Wolfgang Krieger (PhD), University of Marburg
Michael Tanji, Director at Threatswatch.org - (OSINT)
Prof. Ioannis Mazis (PhD), University of Athens
Prof. Artur Gruszczak (PhD), Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland
Prof. Jordan Baev (PhD), G.S. Rakovsky National Defense Academy, Bulgaria
Prof. Dirk Van Daele (PhD), KU Catholic University, Leuven, Belgium
Dr. Julho Kotakallio, (PhD), University of Helsinki, Finland
Dr. Taras Kuzio, (PhD), Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Eero Medijainen, (PhD), University of Tartu, Estonia
Dr. Predrag Petrovic, (PhD), Deputy Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Serbia
Dr. Lars Erslev Andersen, (PhD), Senior Researcher, Danish Institute for International Studies
Lauren Hutton (PhD), Researcher, Institute for Security Studies (South Africa)
LTC General, Prof. Iztok Podbregar (PhD), University of Maribor, Former National Security Advisor to the President of the Republic of Slovenia, Former Chief of Defense (CHOD), Former Director of the Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency, Former Secretary of the Slovenian National Security Council.
Prof. Gregory F. Treverton, (PhD), National Intelligence Council  
David Jimenez (MA), American Military University (American Public University System)
Sebastien Laurent (PhD), Universite Michel de Montaigne, Bordeaux
Warren Tamplin, (MA), OSINT Officer, Australia
Col (ret) Jan-Inge Svensson, Swedish Military Academy
Prof. M.L. Maniscalco (PhD), University of Rome (Tre)
Anat Lapidot-Firilla (PhD), The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute
Julian Droogan (PhD), Editor, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counter Terrorism, Macquarie University, Australia.
Panayotis A. Yannakogeorgos (PhD), U.S. Air Force Reserch Institute  
Prof Antonio Diaz, (PhD), University of Cadiz, Spain
Prof. Thomas Wegener Friis (PhD), University of Southern Denmark
Prof. Ake Sellstrom (PhD) European CBRNE Center, Sweden
Prof. Rudiger Lohlker (PhD), University of Vienna 
Anita Peresin (PhD), University of Zagreb, Croatia
Demitrios Krieris (MA), Police Major, Hellenic CEPOL Unit
Armen Oganesyan (PhD), Editor, Journal of International Affairs, Russia
Petrus Duvenage (PhD), University of Pretoria, South Africa
Mark Street, Director, Promoting International Collaboration, Israel
Ron Schleifer (PhD), Ariel Research Center for Defense and Communication, Israel
Zefi Dimadama (PhD), Director General, International Centre for Black Sea Studies, Greece
Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic (PhD), University of Applied Sciences IMC-Krems, Austria
Zijad Bećirović, Director, IFIMES International Institute, Slovenia
Prof. Kiyul Chung (PhD), School of Journalism and Communication, Tsinghua University, China
Prof Klaus Lange (PhD), Director, Institute for Transnational Studies, Germany
Mr. Stuart Allen, (ACFEI; ABCHS; ASIS; IEEE; AES;) President, Criminologist and Chief Forensic Investigator of covert recorded evidence, at The Legal Services Group, IMSI (USA)
Prof. R. Banerji, IAS (retd.), Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi, India  
Prof. Sohail Mahmood (PhD), International Islamic University, Pakistan
Prof Marry Bossis (Phd), University of Piraeus, Greece
Ioannis Syrigos (PhD), New technologies researcher, Managing Director of ChiefAim Ltd. 
Mark Birdsall, Editor, Eyespymagazine, UK 
Hanna Shelest (PhD), National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine 
Grigorios Balakos, Lieutenant General (ret), Greek Police 
Prof. Alexander Bligh (PhD), Ariel University, Israel  
Col SK Chakravarty (ret), Indian Army  
Chandni Srinivasan (MA), Criminal Psychologist, Chennai, India
Prof. Andrey Kortunov (PhD), President, New Eurasia Foundation, Russia
Egemen B. Bezci (PhD), Research Fellow, Sakarya University, Turkey
Diego Bonila (PhD), Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
Ruth Delaforce (PhD), Research Fellow, Centre of Excellence in Policing and Security, Australia
Cristos Kyrou (PhD), Research Director, Center for International Relations, USA 
Prof Daniela Irrera (PhD), University of Catania, Italy
Andrew Hammond, Middle East Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations 
Christine Petre, Editor in Chief, Your Middle East Report
Prof Kingshuk Chatterjee (PhD), Shiv Nadar University, India
Prof Hussein Solomon (PhD), University of Free State, South Africa 
Prof Rohan Gunaratna (PhD), International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR), Singapore 
Prof M. L. Kumawal (PhD), Vice Chancellor, Sardar Patel University, India 
Dr. Alok Bansal (PhD), Indian Foundation 
R.N. Ravi, National Security Council Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, India 
V. P. Malik, General (ret), Former Chief of Army Staff, India 
Neelam Deo, Director, Indian Council on Global Relations 
Dr. Waiel S.H. Awwad (PhD), President, The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of South India 
Prof Imtiaz Ahmed (PhD), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh 
Kyle B. Oslon, President, The Olson Group Ltd, USA 
Amrullah Saleh, Founder, Afghanistan Green Trend 
Prof Shashi Sahay (PhD), University of Rajasthan, India 
Sultan Shahin, Founder, NewAgeIslam.com, India 
Prof Islam Qasem (PhD), Webster University (Leiden), The Netherlands
Kimberley L. Thachuk PhD), Elliot School of International Relations, George Washington University, USA
Prof Marc Cools, (PhD), Ghent University, Belgium

 
Research Associates

Prem Mahadevan (PhD), Indian Counter Intelligence Studies
Ioannis Mantzikos (PhD cand), Islamic and Security Studies 
Leo S. F. Lin, (MA), Foreign Affairs Police Officer in Taiwan (R.O.C)
Ioannis Konstantopoulos, (PhD), Intelligence Studies
Christodoulos Ioannou (MA), European Intelligence Studies
Spyridon Katsoulas, (PhD Candidate) Greek-American Relations
Ioannis Kolovos (MA), Illegal Immigration in Greece
Liam Bellamy (MA), Maritime Security (Piracy)
Naveed Ahmad (MA), South-Central Asia and Muslim World
Ioannis Moutsos (MA), Independent Journalist
Nadim Hasbani (MA), Lebanon-Syria and North African States
Nikos Lalazisis (MA), European Intelligence Studies 
George Protopapas (MA), Journalist, International Relations Researcher
Roman Gerodimos (PhD Candidate), Greek Politics Specialist Group in UK
Nico Prucha (PhD Cand), Jihadism on Line Studies
Nikolas Stylianou (MA), Cyprus and European Studies
Asfandiyar Qamar (MA), Yemeni Studies
Ioannis Chatzopoulos (MA), Baltic Studies
Konstantinos Saragkas, (MSc , LSE), ESDP/European Armaments Cooperation
Petros Makris-Kourkoulos (MA), Energy Security Studies
Fotini  Rizava, (PhD), Transnational Organized Crime Studies
Nickolaos Mavromates (MA), Greek-Israeli Relations 
Mayda Youssef, (MA), Greece-Egypt Relations
Ioannis Parmakidis, International Relations and Terrorism Studies 
Paul Kotsonis, International Relations and Development Studies
Earnest Jones Jr, Human Rights and NGO Studies  

Technical & Administrative Support

Anna Mavriki, Administrative Support

 

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