Dr. Kleanthis Kyriakidis

Assistant Professor, College of Security and Global Studies

Area of Research interest

  1. Terrorism
  2. Globalization
  3. Leadership
  4. Diplomacy & Security in the Middle East
  5. World History (focus on the Middle East)
  6. Art of Communication
  7. Crisis management
  8. Irregular Migration/ refugees issue
  9. Education
  10. Disaster & Crisis Management
  11. Modern Strategy

Projects & Grants

N/A

PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles (Peer Reviewed, only the ones in English language)

  1. “Global Terrorism And Its Impacts On National Security” - with Yaşar Onay (“The Journal of International Social Research” Vol 1, Issue 5, Fall 2008 – Uluslararasi Sosyal Arastirmalar Dergisi)
  2. “Is Russia Winning the Cold Peace?” (“Harvard Kennedy School Review” Vol. 11, 2010-2011)
  3. “Regional Cooperation in the East Mediterranean Basin after the Arab Spring: Perils and Prospects” (“Journal on Southeastern European Security Strategy and Transatlantic Leadership” Vol III, April 2012)
  4. “Should the United States lift the Economic Boycott of Myanmar?” (“Journal on Southeastern European Security Strategy and Transatlantic Leadership” Vol IV, October 2012)
  5. “Mediterranean Sea: the epicenter of all maritime threats” with Petros Siousiouras (“Middle East FORUM, Issue 12, December 2013”)
  6. “A geopolitical approach of Iran: The simple complexity of its relation with the West, Israel, Syria and Saudi Arabia” with Petros Siousiouras & Evi Baxevani (“Middle East FORUM, Issue 12, December 2013”)
  7. “The rise of China and Russia under the scope of a potential geopolitical rivalry with the United States of America” with Petros Siousiouras & Evi Baxevani (“Middle East FORUM, Issue 12, December 2013”)
  8. “Reluctance and Bandwagoning: the complete failure of Western leadership vis-a-vis the ‘Arab Spring’” with Petros Siousiouras (“Middle East FORUM, Issue 12, December 2013”)
  9. Profiles in Leadership: Yasir Arafat and his Controversial Legacy (“Middle East FORUM” accepted to be published, 2020)

Journal Articles (Non-Peer Reviewed, only the ones in English language)

  1. “Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib Revisited” (“Open Democracy”, March 30, 2012)
  2. “Somalia’s Only Solution: Proactive Strategy to Replace reactive Tactics” (“NMIOTC Maritime Interdiction Operations Journal”, Volume 5, June 2012)
  3. “Illegal Immigration: Overall Assessment, Maritime Challenge and Policy Recommendations” with Petros Siousiouras (“NMIOTC Maritime Interdiction Operations Journal”, Volume 7, October 2013)
  4. “Military Leaders and the Problem of ‘Dirty Hands’” (“NRDC-GR Herald Magazine”, Issue 5, 1st Semester 2015).
  5. “Can we tame the shrew” The evolution of Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology, its rise, its fall and the prospects of cooperation with moderate Islamists” (“Diplomacy Journal – Diplomatic Institute Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs”, Issue 16/ 2016)
  6. “Obvious Success, or Hidden Failure? The change from reactive to proactive policies by countries and organizations involved: Greece as a Case Study” (“Strategy International”, November 27, 2016)
  7. “Russia's role in the Syrian civil war: Maximizing profits or diverting global attention from Eastern Ukraine and Western Balkans?” (“International Information Center for Balkan Studies – CIBAL' s Bulletin XVIII – Vol.1”, October 2017)
  8. “Military vs. Political Leaders: a Critical Relationship” (“Strategy International”, October 16, 2018)

Book Chapters (only the ones in English language)

  1. Kabesh Amal Treacher & Arvanitakis James (ed), “Revolt and Revolution: Reaching for the Possible», Chapter 5, “REVOLUTIONIZING TERRORISM: AL QAEDA’S TRANSFORMATION FROM A CENTRALIZED GROUP TO A FRANCHISE AND FROM A MILITANT IDEOLOGY TO ARMIES OF ONE” with Petros Siousiouras, Oxford, 2014, Inter-Disciplinary Press (e-book).
  2. Michael Tritos, Miltiades Papanikolaou & Spyros Pavlides (eds), “Alexander, The Greek Cosmos and the Contemporary Global Society” – “APPLICATIONS OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT’ S LEADERSHIP IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: CHALLENGES, ETHICAL DILEMMAS, INNOVATIONS AND EFFECTIVENESS”, Thessaloniki, 2013, Pub: Academy of Institutions and Cultures (e-book)

Conference Proceedings (only the ones in English language)

  1. Georgios Skaltsogiannis (ed), “First World War 1914 – 1918: 100 Years since its Outbreak”, Chapter 7 “LEADERSHIP FAILURE: THE MAIN ORIGIN OF WW I” Athens 2015, Pub. Hellenic War Museum
  2. Efpraxia Paschalidou & Christian Ortner (ed), “The Warrior’s Ethos, the National Psyche and Solidarity” Chapter 5 – “JANUS=FACED: HOW CAN A HERO TURN TO A TRAITOR? ALCIBIADES, ARNOLD & PETAIN AS CASE STUDIES” Athens 2016, Pub: Hellenic Army General Staff Army History Directorate & HGM – Austrian Military Museum (paperback)

Participation in Conferences with Research Papers (only the ones in English)

  1. Middle East Studies Association 2004 38th Annual Meeting, San Francisco, 20-23 November 2004
    Panel 035 “The Middle East after ‘Enduring Freedom’ and ‘Iraqi Freedom’: US Security Priorities and Regional Countries’ Geopolitical Concerns”
    Own Presentation: “Terrorism and Lessons Learned from a Wrong Diagnosis”
  1. AIAA/ Homeland Security Program Committee Science and Technology Conference, Monterey, CA, 21 – 24 August 2007.
    Own Presentation (given by Thesis Advisor Peter Chu): “Two Types of Chemical Dispersion in San Diego Bay”
  1. 6th Harvard Black Sea Security Regional Workshop, Kiev, 24 – 27 September
    Own Presentation: “Maritime Security Operations: Is there a new role for the Navy?”
  1. First International Conference on Physical Coastal Processes, Management, and Engineering, Wessex Institute of Technology, Valetta, Malta, 14-16 September 2009.
    Own Presentation (given by Thesis Advisor Peter Chu): “Tidal Effect on Chemical Spills in San Diego Bay”
  1. Strategy International – “A New Era of Security Through Global Development”, 3rd International Security Conference, Thessaloniki, 27-28 January 2012
    Panel 002 – “North-Atlantic Security, the Mediterranean and the Southeast European Region”
    Own Presentation: “Regional Cooperation in the East Mediterranean Basin after the Arab Spring: Perils and Prospects”
  1. 3rd NMIOTC Annual Conference – “Maritime Interdiction Operations in an Era of Converging/ Diverging Maritime Security Operations”, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center, Chania, 26-28 June
    Own Presentation: “Somalia’s Only Solution: Proactive Strategy to Replace Reactive Tactics”
  1. 2nd “Corinth Model Arab League” Conference, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, 13 December 2012.
    Keynote Speech: «The Palestinian Problem after the Israeli Operation “Cloud Pillar” and the UN Resolution 67/19»
  1. Strategy International – “The Changing Nature of Challenges”, 4th International Security Conference, Thessaloniki, 8-9 March 2013
    Panel 002 – “Maritime Challenges and Opportunities”
    Own Presentation: “Illegal Immigration: From a simple challenge to an existential threat”
  1. 4th NMIOTC Annual Conference – “Future Security at Sea - MIO Roles”, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center, Chania, 18-20 June
    Own Presentation: “Illegal Immigration, Border Security and FRONTEX”
  1. 2nd Conference on “Revolt and Revolution”, Interdisciplinary Net, Athens 4-6 November 2013.
    Panel 5: “Crossing the Line: Fatal Resistance”
    Own Presentation: “Revolutionizing terrorism”
  1. “Political Leadership & Statecraft in Challenging Times”, Annual Meeting of the Political Studies Association (PSA) Political Leadership Research Group, University of East Anglia, Norwich 17 January 2014.
    Panel 3: “Leadership Beyond national Government”
    Own Presentation: “Reluctance and Bandwagoning: The Complete Failure of Western Leadership vis-à-vis the ‘Arab Spring’”
  1. GR 2014 EU Seminar on Maritime Surveillance Security – “EU Comprehensive Approach to Maritime Security – Towards an EU Maritime Security Strategy with Global Reach”, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Center, Chania 20 – 21 march 2014.
    Own Presentation: “Mediterranean Sea – The Epicentre of all Maritime Threats”
  1. Conference “An Insight in Contemporary US Foreign Policy”, Hellenic Association of Political Scientists, Corinth, 9 April 2014.
    Own Presentation: “US Foreign Policy Towards Iran: Past, Present and Future”
  1. “7th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics”, European Consortium for Political Research (Standing Group for the European Union), University of Leiden, 5-7 June 2014.
    Own Presentation: “Irregular migration in the EU: Greece as a case Study and the Rise of Ultra-Nationalism, Xenophobia and Euro-skepticism”
  1. “15th Annual Conference Conflict Studies Working Group – The Warrior’s Ethos, National Psyche and Soldiery”, Hellenic War Museum, Athens, 27 – 30 April 2015.
    Own Presentation: “Janus-faced: How can a hero turn to a traitor? Alcibiades, Arnold and Petain as case studies”
  1. “5th Annual EURO- ISME (International Society on Military Ethics in Europe) Conference – Ethics in Military Leadership”, Serbian Military Academy, Belgrade, 10 – 13 May 2015
    Own Presentation: “Military Leaders and the problem of Dirty Hands”
  1. “2nd International Conference on Public Policy”, Milan, Universita Catolica del Sacro Cuore, 1 – 4 July 2015
    Own Presentation: “Can we tame the Shrew? The evolution of Muslim Brotherhood’s ideology, its rise, its fall and the prospects of cooperation with moderate Islamists”
  1. “Multimodal Transportation Seminar”, Hellenic War Museum, Athens, Multinational Sealift Coordination Center, 17 – 19 May 2016.
    Own Presentation: “Maritime terrorism: history, typology, and assessment of contemporary threats”.
  1. “24th World Congress of Political Science – ‘Politics in a World of Inequality’”, International Political Science Association, Poznan, Poland, 23 – 28 July 2016
    Own Presentation: “Iran After the Nuclear Agreement and the New Middle East Order: Addressing or Creating Inequality?”
  1. “1st International Conference Europe in Discourse – Identity, Diversity, Borders”, Hellenic American University/ Hellenic American College, Athens, 23 – 25 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016
    Own Presentation: “The European “Bermuda Triangle”: Refugees/ migrants Xenophobia/ Islamophobia and the Rise of extreme right wing parties”.
  1. “3rd CDCDI International Conference – Changing migration policies: national perspectives and supra-nationalist strategies”, Swiss-Romania Cooperation Programme EMINET Bucharest, 10 – 11 November 2016
    Own Presentation: “Obvious Success, or Hidden Failure? The change from reactive to proactive policies by countries and organizations involved: Greece as a Case Study”
  1. “Geopolitical Challenges in the East - Implications for Security in the Balkans”, International Information Centre for Balkan Studies – CIBAL, Sofia 1-4 June 2017
    Own Presentation: “Russia's role in the Syrian civil war: Maximizing profits or diverting global attention from Eastern Ukraine and Western Balkans?”
  1. “Democratization and Constitutional Design in Divided Societies”, International Political Science Association (IPSA), University of Cyprus, Nicosia 24-27 June 2017
    Own Presentation: “Democratization in Egypt: A fairytale gone bad?”
  1. “October Readings 2017”, Russian Political Science Association, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Saint Petersburg 18-21 October 2017
    Own Presentation: “Comparison of Hamas and Hezbollah: Evolution From Revolutionary Terrorist Organizations to Mainstream popular parties?”
  1. Conference “The EU and the Balkans at the End of the Second Decade of the 21st Century”, University of Peloponnese, Corinth, 4-5 June 2018,
    Panel 7 “Is Turkey still a Candidate for the EU Membership?” With Dimitrios Keridis,
    Own Presentation: “Islam in Turkey: From Persecution to Appeasement, Power and Perhaps Domination”.
  1. “2nd International Conference Europe in Discourse – Agendas of Reform”, Hellenic American University/ Hellenic American College, Athens, 21 – 23 September 2018
    Own Presentation: “Fighting Islamophobia, while maintaining EU ‘values’”
  1. “INTCESS 2020 - 7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATIONANDSOCIAL SCIENCES”, Dubai, 20 -21 January 2020
    Own Presentation: Curricular Development, Student Motivation, and Academic Excellence: A pathway to success from the Ryan – Deci to the Bloom taxonomy

Guest Lectures (only the ones in English)

  1. “True Leadership”, European Seminar of Young Officers, Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus, 26 June 2014
  2. “The role of modern leadership in the 21st Century” - Summer Camp - 7th Regional Euro Atlantic Camp - REACT 2014, Alfa Centar, Stavna, Andrijevica, Montenegro, 17 July 2014.
  3. “EU Foreign Policy, the “Big Three” and Greece”, Middlesex University, Dubai, UAE, 9 March 2015
  4. “True Leadership for the 21st Century”, American University in the Emirates, Dubai, UAE, 10 March 2015
  5. “Definitions and exceptions in International Humanitarian Law”, Hellenic Military Academy, Athens 5 May 2014 (Military Erasmus)
  6. “Decision Making and Crisis Management” - Summer Camp - 8th Regional Euro Atlantic Camp - REACT 2014, Alfa Centar, Vujce, Montenegro, 29 August 2015
  7. “Maritime Security: Threats and Challenges”, Hellenic Naval Academy, Piraeus 18 April 2016 (Military Erasmus)
  8. “The Refugee Crisis in the Aegean Sea: A Hellenic and European Perspective”, Hellenic Naval War College along with Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy University of Michigan International Economic Development Program Meeting, 28 February 2017.
  9. “Iran after the Nuclear Agreement and the New Middle East Order” - University of Georgia, Tbilisi, 21 April 2017
  10. “The battles of Thermopylae and Plataea and the Spartan Leadership”, Summer Camp “Herodotus”, Academy of Strategic Analyses, Thermopylae, 28 June 2017
    Own Presentation: “Command as a Synthesis of leadership and Management
  11. TWICE PER YEAR (since 2018) Guest Lecturer at the NATO DEFENSE COLLEGE – subject: “Globalization, Regionalization and Fragmentation”
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