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Mr. Dionysios Dragonas is Senior Analyst at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) based in Athens, Greece. He is a postgraduate student in Crisis and Security Management, in Leiden University. After earning his BA in International and European studies from University of Piraeus, he narrowed his focus on national security governance and intelligence.

Mr. Dionysios Dragonas is a member of the Atlantic Forum, while serving as a researcher for the National Security and Crisis Management Unit of the Institute of International Relations. Previous research experiences relate to the Cold War History Research Center of Corvinus University in Budapest and the Turkish and Eurasian Studies Laboratory of Piraeus University.


Dragonas, D. (2018), “The April 2017 Referendum as a Political Tool at Erdogan’s Disposal: on the Track of Totalitarianism”, qualitative analysis of the Turkish domestic politics dynamics, published in the official website of the Turkish and Eurasian Studies Lab, Piraeus 14 September 2018

Dragonas, D. (2018), “Excessive Powers at Stake”, qualitative analysis of the 2018 Turkish election, published in “Para Politics” newspaper, Strategies and Politics inlay, 23 June 2018

Dragonas, D. (2018), “The Transition to the Presidential System and the Boundaries of Democracy in Turkey: Establishing a Totalitarian Regime?”, qualitative analysis on Turkish domestic politics presented at the scientific conference Democratization, Strategy and Economic Relations: Turkey and the Eurasian region, Piraeus 25 April 2018

Dragonas, D. (2015), “The 10th of October Bombing Attack in Ankara: an Information Note on Turkey”, qualitative analysis of the terrorist attack in Ankara and its consequences in Turkish society, published in the official website of the Turkish and Eurasian Studies Lab, Piraeus 28 October 2015


Provided editorial assistance in “Students on the Cold War: New Findings and Interpretations”, edited by Békés Csaba, Kalmár Melinda (2019), Cold War History Research Center, Corvinus University of Budapest, published in cooperation with the European Institute at Columbia University in New York

Relevant digital footprints

“The relative decay of the US: The beginning of the end of the first global hegemony” (2018)

“Deterrence Strategy: Revisiting the Greek case study” (2018)

“The state of dependence of the European defence by the Atlantic Alliance, 1945-1989” (2018)

“The evolution of the US nuclear strategy during the Cold War era” (2017)

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