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Thanos Dokos

Director General, ELIAMEP


Thanos P. DokosThanos P. Dokos received his Ph.D. in International Relations from Cambridge University and has held research posts at the Hessische Stiftung Friedens und Konfliktforschung (1989-90) and the Center for Science and International Affairs (CSIA) at Harvard University (1990-91). He served as the Director for Research, Strategic Studies Division, Hellenic Ministry of National Defence (1996-98) and as an Advisor on NATO issues to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1998-1999). He was a NATO research fellow from 1996-98. He is currently the Director-General of ELIAMEP. He has taught at the Universities of Athens and Piraeus, the Hellenic National Defense College, the Diplomatic Academy and the Hellenic National Security School. He has also been a visiting scholar at Bilgi University, Istanbul (2008). His research interests include global trends, international security, Greek-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign and security policy & Mediterranean security. Recent publications include: ‘The Eastern Mediterranean and the Gulf region in 2020’, German Marshall Fund, 2011; ‘Energy developments and Greek foreign policy’ (with Theodore Tsakiris), ELIAMEP Policy Papers, February 2012; ‘The evolving security environment in the Eastern Mediterranean: Is NATO still a relevant actor?’, Journal of Southeast European & Black Sea Studies, December 2012; “Greece can still be a geopolitical asset for the EU’, Europe’s World, Summer 2013; “The Geopolitical Implications of Sino-Greek Relations”, The Clingendael Asia Forum, July 2013;  ‘Iran’s Nuclear Propensity: the Probability of Nuclear Use’, EU Non-Proliferation Consortium, March 2014; ‘How the EU Got it so Wrong in Ukraine’, Europe’s World, April 2014; “Greek foreign policy under the Damocles sword of the economic crisis”, Katoptron No. 2, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Athens, April 2015; “Greek foreign policy towards the Middle East”, Welt Trends, May 2015; ‘Would GREXIT be a geopolitical disaster’, Strategic Europe, Carnegie Europe, June 17, 2015; ‘It’s the War in Syria Stupid!’, Europe’s World, September 2015; “The limited geopolitical reflexes of the European Union in the context of the Greek, Cypriot and Ukrainian crisis” in Le Rapport Schuman sur l'Europe, l'état de l'Union 2016, “White Paper on Greek Foreign Defence and Security Policy(ed., in Greek), ELIAMEP, March 2016; “The Eastern Mediterranean in 2020: Possible Scenarios and Policy Recommendations” (ed.), ELIAMEP-KAS Policy Paper, April 2016.