He is currently an analyst for the Italian Team for Security, Terroristic Issues and Managing Emergencies (Itstime) of Università Cattolica di Milano and he writes for “Il Giornale” and “Gli Occhi della Guerra”.
He has recently introduced the concept of “Balkanic Spiral” (Spirale Balcanica) in order to describe the progressive jihadist escalation in the Balkans, identifying and analyzing the different phases from the mid-90s to nowadays. A concept that he exposes in his book “La Spirale Balcanica”, published in 2016.
Among his other publications there are: “I pericoli di una Spirale Balcanica” in “L’Italia e la Minaccia Jihadista. Quale politica estera?” (Ispi 2015) and “La guerra al terrorismo della Russia” in “Rinascita di un Impero. La Russia di Vladimir Putin” (Proudhon 2015).
Born 1972 in Athens, Greece. He studied Political Science and International Relations at the American University in Cairo (Cairo, Egypt) and at the University of East Anglia (Norwich, UK). He is certified Geostrategic Risk Consultant (GsRc / III). He worked as political risk analyst in EU development programs, PHARE and TACIS, for Eastern Europe and Russia respectively. Since 2002, he works in the MENA region on energy and commodities sector. Academically, he has coined the term of geo-entrepreneurship to indicate the crucial role of the human and entrepreneurial capital into geostrategic thinking and patterns. He is author of a book on geo-entrepreneurship (The Geo-entrepreneurs’ Empire, ISBN 978-960-93-5438-7) and essay contributor in peer-review Foreign Affairs journal. He is lecturer on geo-strategy and regular commentator on current affairs in the international media.
Vasilis is a tested professional, responsible today for the content and administering of the Epicos Portal (www.epicos.com), as well as the requirements specification (features and functionalities) of its future upgrade (currently on-going).
Danae has been exposed to culturally diverse environments throughout her studies and life experiences, and she speaks Greek, English and French with basic knowledge of Arabic. Danae has always been intrigued by the political and social dynamics that shape economic policies and the financial markets. She has a sharp interest in the contemporary economic and political challenges of Europe and her main research interests include EMU and Banking Union, Economic Governance, Crisis Management, Politics of Global Finance and International Financial Markets. Her latest research has focused on the path of European integration after the Eurozone debt-crisis. The institutional choices of European actors with regards to crisis-management were analysed and evidence was drawn from the Greek bailouts, to epitomise on the intergovernmental character of European policy-making.
He is a graduate of the National Defense School and has completed Strategic Security Studies at the George Marshal Center in Germany while attending a large number of Schools on Strategic Security and International Relations.
He has been a Spokeswoman of the Hellenic National Defense General Staff, Director of International Relations at the Ministry of Defense and served in many Administrative and Staff positions.
He served as a Course Director and Professor at the NATO School in Oberammergau in Germany for three years, and for three years as the International Military Staff Coordinator at the NATO Headquarters in Brussels, chairing the corresponding Military Committee Working Group at the same time.
He is the Coordinator of Defense and Diplomacy at liberal.gr. and apart from a member of KEDISA, a member of the Hellenic Institute of Strategic Studies.