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Founding Editor, Editor-in-Chief

John Nomikos, PhD
Director of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Managing Editors

Daniela Bacheș-Torres

Daniela Bacheș-Torres is a PhD candidate at Brunel University, UK, with a focus on intelligence cooperation in the European Union. She worked as an assistant researcher with the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (Romanian Intelligence Service) in Romania where she was largely involved in the research projects conducted by the National Institute for Intelligence Studies. In the last five years, Daniela has obtained extensive experience in intelligence research and project management. She worked as a researcher, assistant manager and trainer in various projects funded by the European Union, such as “Setting-up an Air-Marshal Training Center – ARMLET,” “Citizens Interaction Technologies Yield Community policing –CITYCoP,” and “ENLIGHTEN - European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times”. She also initiated and leads the Early Career Scholars Group (ECSG), a junior scholars network running under the Intelligence Studies Section at ISA. She is an active member of the Intelligence Association for Intelligence Studies (IAFIE) and a Board member of IAFIE Europe.

Efren18Efren R. Torres-Bacheș

Efren R. Torres-Bacheș is a senior analyst with experience in intelligence, security and investigations. Efren currently works in the private sector where he focuses on monitoring and investigating entities to prevent violations of the US Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions and to detect potential instances of money laundering and/or terrorist financing. Prior to his current role, he worked as a Regional Intelligence Analyst focusing on drug trafficking organizations and anarchist groups in Latin America. Efren holds an MA in Intelligence and Security Studies from Brunel University in London, an MSc Econ. in Intelligence, War Studies and Terrorism from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a BA in Cognitive Psychology from the University of California, Irvine. Efren also attended the University of Cambridge where he studied intelligence. He has authored articles on intelligence in the private sector and intelligence analysis. Efren is also an expert in developing intelligence units and associated practices in the corporate world.

Dr. Tyrone Groh
Guest Editor of the JEAIS December Issue "Intelligence in the Private Sector"

Dr. Tyrone Groh is a political scientist currently teaching at the College of Security and Intelligence, Embry-Riddle University in Prescott, Arizona. Dr. Groh is a retired US Air Force officer with over 21 years of experience. He has participated in numerous overseas contingency operations and commanded a remotely piloted aircraft squadron tasked to support the national command authority and the intelligence community under Operation Enduring Freedom. Dr. Groh received his Ph.D. from Georgetown University, specializing in unconventional warfare, strategy, and intelligence.

Editorial Board

Adam Svendsen (UK)
Shlomo Shpiro (Israel)
Bob de Graaff (The Netherlands)
Michael Goodman (UK)
Joseph Fitsanakis (USA)
Andrew Liaropoulos (Greece)
Leo S.F. Lin (Taiwan)
Kiril Avramov (Bulgaria)
Matthew Croston (USA)
Glen Segell (Israel)
Tassos Symeonides (USA)
Darko Trifunovic (Serbia)
Jorhena Thomas (USA)
Humberto Hinestrosa (Venezuela)



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