Founding Editor, Editor-in-Chief

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

Managing Editors 

Daniela Baches-Torres 

Daniela Bacheș-Torres is an Instructor with the American Public University (APUS) and an Intelligence Analyst working in the Private Sector. She is also a doctoral candidate at Brunel University, UK, her research focusing on intelligence cooperation in the European Union. Previously, Daniela worked as an assistant researcher with the “Mihai Viteazul” National Intelligence Academy (Romanian Intelligence Service) in Romania. She worked as a researcher, trainer and assistant manager 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”. Daniela also initiated and leads the Early Career Scholars Group (ECSG), a junior scholars network running under the Intelligence Studies Section at ISA.




Associate Instructors, OSINT


Philani Dhlamini

philaniPhilani Dhlamini is a graduate student in the Joint MA program between Leipzig University (Germany) and Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia) studying Global Studies “with a special emphasis on Peace and Security in Africa”. He holds a certificate in Political Economic Risk Analysis from Stellenbosch University (South Africa) and a BA in Social Sciences from Makerere University (Uganda). The focus of his graduate thesis is on the Committee of Intelligence and Security Services of Africa (CISSA) and its contribution to continental peace and stability. His research interests include International Organizations, Multilateral Security Cooperation & Interoperability, Security Sector Reform and Africa’s Peace & Security Architecture (APSA). Philani Dhlamini is also a member of the International Studies Association and has presented at the Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa, on the reform processes of the African Union.


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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