John M. Nomikos (PhD) is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies, Chairman of the Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS), Chairman of the Greek Intelligence Studies Association (GISA), Chairman of the European Intelligence Academy (EIA) and Founding Editor, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence (JMBI). He is Assistant Professor in the Webster University (Athens Campus). He is also Visiting Scholar at the Peace Keeping Security Studies (postgraduate program) in the University of Rome (Tre) in Italy. He was Adjunct Professor (2005-2007) at the Department of International Relations in the University of Indianapolis (Athens Camus).He earned his Bachelor Degree in Sociology at the Northeast Louisiana University in 1987, his Masters Degree in European Integration and Cooperation at the University of Hull, 1991, and his Doctorate Diploma in International Relations and Diplomacy at the Washington International University in 2001. In 2016, he earned a Certificate in Critical Thinking and Effective Writing from Globalytica LLC, USA. He specializes on transatlantic intelligence studies, intelligence reform, and national security architecture. He has done research and studied in various research institutions in USA, UK, Norway, Finland, Germany and Israel.
John M. Nomikos directed the Greek team in a consortium of five countries (Northern Ireland-UK, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, and Israel) and completed successfully a two year (2009-2011) European Union-FP7 research project titled: SAFE COMMS on “Counter-terrorism Crisis Communication Strategies for Recovery and Continuity.” He participated as Greek Expert on the European Union Project titled TRANSVERSAL BRIDGE (HOME 2012/ISEC/AG/4000004378) on “The Emerging Threat of Transversal Terrorist Alliances and the Radicalization of the European Union Social Climate.” The Project started on January 2014 and completed on April 2016, managed by AGENFOR organization in Italy. He is a Certified Master Antiterrorism Specialist (CMAS).
He is a Member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IJIC); Editorial Advisory Board for the Spanish Journal of Intelligence Studies (Inteligencia Y Seguridad: Revista De Analisis Y Prospectiva); Editorial Board of the Journal of Intelligence Studies (JIS); International Editorial Board of the Bulgarian Military History Journal (Voenen Zhurnal); the Advisory Board for the Police, Practice and Research Journal (PPR); Editorial Board of the European Journal of Intelligence Studies (EJIS); Editorial Board of the Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies (JIPSS); Editorial Board of the Journal of Military and Strategic Affairs; International Advisory Board for the World Security Network Foundation (WSN); Editorial Board of the International Journal of Intelligence Ethics (IJIE), Editorial Board of the Geopolitics, Geostrategy, International and European Policy in Civitas Gentium Journal. He is also a Member of the International Association for Intelligence Education (IAFIE), the International Association for Counterterrorism and Security Professionals (IACSP), International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (IALEIA), International Counter-Terrorism Academic Community (ICTAC), International Counter-Terrorism and Critical Incident Network (CTCIN) and International Counterterrorism Officers Association (ICTOA).
His most recent publications are:
“Greece: The Need for Modernization in an Unstable Environment” in the Handbook of European Intelligence Cultures” edited by Bob De Graaff and James M. Nyce – with Chelsea Locke, published by Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2016, USA
“Intelligence Requirements for Cyber-Defense, Critical Infrastructure, and Energy Security in Greece”, Journal of National Security and the Future, Vol. 17, No. 1-2, 2016, Zagreb, Croatia.
“NATO and the Future, 2016: Five Questions and Answers”, (joint article with Anestis Th. Symeonides) at the Polish Quarterly of International Affairs, no. 1/2016, Warsaw, Poland.
“European Union Intelligence Analysis Centre (INTCEN): Next stop to an Agency?”at the Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence, Vol. 4, No. 2, December 2014.
“Balkan-Mediterranean Intelligence Sharing Cooperation and Counterterrorism Policy in Greece” in Denis Caleta and Paul Shemella (eds) Intelligence and Combating Terrorism – New Paradigms and Future Challenges, (Published by the Institute for Corporative Security Studies), 2014, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
“Reasons for an Independent Intelligence Service in the European Union”, European Business Review, January 2014.
“Combating Illegal Immigration, Terrorism, and Organized Crime in Greece and Italy” at the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence , Vol. 26, No. 2, 2013.
“Illegal Immigration, National Security and Social Cohesion in Greece”, Epikaira Magazine (in Greek), No.171, 24 January 2013, Greece.
“Intelligence and National Security – The case of Greece”, Epikaira Magazine (in Greek), No. 149, 23 August 2012, Greece.
“Greek Illegal Migration and National Security Threat”, Epikaira Magazine (in Greek), No. 128, 29 March 2012, Greece.
John M. Nomikos and Stefania Ducci (editors), Mediterranean Council for Intelligence Studies (MCIS) Year Book 2012, “Intelligence in Action: Cyber-Security and Cyber-Defense”, January 2012, Rome, Italy.
"Reforming the Greek Intelligence-Security Community: New Challenges”, Journal of Romanian Intelligence Studies, No.5, June 2011, Bucharest, Romania.
John M. Nomikos, M.L. Maniscalco, S. Ducci ( Book Editors), “Oltre Il Segreto – Information Sharing E Intelligence Transnazionale” (Beyond Secret – Information Sharing and Transnational Intelligence), Libero Con-Testo Publishing Company, July 2011, Rome, Italy.
"Migratiecrisis in zuidoostelijk deel Middellandse Zeegebied” (Migration Crisis in the South-Eastern Mediterranean region), Magazine Nationale Veiligheid en crisisbeheersing (Ministry of Interior), August 2011, The Netherlands.
“Illegal Immigration and Organized Crime in Greece”, The Journal of Counterterrorism and Homeland Security International, Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2011, USA.
"Intelligence Reform in Greece and Regional Cooperation in the Eastern Mediterranean Region" in Musa Tuzuner (ed) Intelligence Cooperation Practices in the 21st Century: Towards a Culture of Sharing , NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - Human and Societal Dynamics, vol. 71, (IOS Press, The Netherlands), 2010.
"European Union Intelligence Cooperation: A Greek Approach", European Business Review, October 2010.
"Truly Reforming or Just Responding to Failures? Lessons Learned from the Modernisation of the Greek National Intelligence Service", Journal of Policing, Intelligence and Counterterrorism, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2010, Sydney, Australia.
“Media and Counter-Terrorism Crisis Communication Strategies in the European Union”, European Business Review, January/February 2010.
“Another Frontier to Fight: International Terrorism and Islamic Fundamentalism (written jointly with Aya Burweila)” at the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, vol.22, no.1, 2009.
“Greek Intelligence Service”, in Global Security and Intelligence, (ed) by Stuart Farson, Peter Gill, Mark Phythian and Shlomo Shpiro, (Praeger Security International, 2008, USA).
“Greek Intelligence Service: A Brief Description” at the European Journal of Intelligence Studies, vol. 2, 2008.
”The New Role of Intelligence Services after 9/11”, Presscode Journal, no. 11, 2008.
“Transatlantic Intelligence Cooperation, the Global War on Terrorism and International Order”, (ed) by Yiannis A. Stivachtis in the International Order in a Globalizing World, (Ashgate, London), 2007.
“International Terrorism and South-Eastern Mediterranean Intelligence Cooperation”, Journal for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies, vol.1, no. 2, 2007, Austria.
“Terrorism, Media, and Intelligence in Greece: Capturing the 17 November Terrorist Group” at the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, vol. 20, no.1, 2007.
“A European Union Intelligence Service for Confronting Terrorism” at the International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, vol. 18, no. 2, 2005.
“Across the Atlantic and Beyond the Borders: A study of two crises, Yugoslav and Gulf”, (Authors on Line Publishing Company, 2005, UK).
“The Internal Modernization of the Greek Intelligence Service”, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Vol. 17, No. 3, Fall 2004.