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Senior Analyst in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS). He is also an Assistant Professor in University of Piraeus, Department of International and European Studies. Dr. Liaropoulos teaches also in the Joint Staff War College, the National Security College, the Air War College and the Naval Staff Command College. He earned his Master’s Degree in Intelligence & Strategic Studies at Aberystwyth University in 2002 and his Doctorate Diploma at Swansea University in 2006. His research interests include international security, intelligence reform, strategy, military transformation, crisis management, foreign policy analysis and Greek security policy. Dr. Liaropoulos is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Caspian Review of International Affairs (CRIA) and the Convenor of the Greek Politics Specialist Group (GPSG), member of the Political Studies Association (PSA) in the U.K. Over the past years he has published extensively on cyber security issues and in 2011 he was the National Winner of the NATO Cyber Defence Competition organized by NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division.


‘War and Ethics in Cyberspace: Cyber-Conflict and Just War Theory’ in 9th European Conference on Information Warfare and Security, University of Macedonia and Strategy International, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1-2 July 2010.

(co-author John Nomikos), ‘Truly Reforming or Just Responding to Failures?: Lessons learned from the Modernization of the Greek National Intelligence Service (NIS-EYP)’, Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, 5, 1 (2010), pp.28-41.            

‘European Security: The Limits of Strategic Culture’ in Stivachtis, Yannis A. (ed), The New Europe: Politics, Economics and Foreign Relations (Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2010), pp.43-52.

(republication) ‘Revolutions in Warfare: Theoretical Paradigms and Historical Evidence, The Napoleonic and First World War RMAs’, in Sheffield, Gary (ed.), War Studies Reader: From the Seventh Century to the Present Day and Beyond (London: Continuum, 2010), pp.129-157.

(co-author Sophia Dimitrakopoulou), ‘Russia’s National Security Strategy to 2020: A Great Power in the making?’, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 4, 1 (2010), pp.35-42.

‘The Transformation of Warfare in the Information Age’ Themata: Policy & Defence, no.28 (Athens: Defence Analyses Institute, April 2009).

‘The Institutional Dimension of Greek Security Policy: Is there a need for a National Security Council?’, National Security and the Future, 9, 3 (2008), pp.25-38.

‘The Russian Defense Reform and its Limitations’, Caucasian Review of International Affairs, 2, 1 (2008), pp.42-49.

‘Psychological Operations in Iraq: Losing the Hearts and Minds Battle’ in Stivachtis, Yannis A.  (ed), Global Affairs in a Turbulent World: Perspectives and Controversies (Athens: Athens Institute for Education and Research, 2008), pp.221-232.

 ‘The Limits of Europeanization’, The Journal of International Security Affairs, no. 12 (Spring 2007), pp.99-100.

‘A (R)evolution in Intelligence Affairs? In Search of a New Paradigm’, RIEAS Research Paper no.100 (Athens: Research Institute for European and American Studies, June 2006).

‘Revolutions in Warfare: Theoretical Paradigms and Historical Evidence - The Napoleonic and First World War Revolutions in Military Affairs’, The Journal of Military History, 70, 2 (April 2006), pp.363-384.


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