Dr. Spyridon Plakoudas

Assistant Professor/Acting Program Director – Undergraduate Program for the Security and Strategic Studies, College of Security and Global Studies

Area of Research interest

  1. Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency
  2. Kurdish Question
  3. Syrian Civil War
  4. Hybrid Warfare
  5. NATO and Russia
  6. Turkey and Neo-Ottomanism

Projects & Grants

  1. Grant from the Middle East Forum for post-doctoral research (2016)
  2. Scholarship from the Greek Foundation of State Scholarships (IKY) for doctoral research (2010-2014)

Peer-Reviewed Journals:

  1. “The Impact of the Arab Spring on the Security and Stability in the Balkans”, Balkan Studies, Vol. 51 (2018), pp. 85-98
  2. “The Syrian Kurds and the PYD: The Outsider in the Syrian War”, Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2017), pp. 99-116
  3. “Doomed from the Start? Peace Negotiations in the Greek Civil War, January-July 1947”, Balkan Studies, Vol. 50 (2017), pp. 135-159
  4. “The Debt Crisis and Greece’s Changing Political Discourse”, Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (2016), Vol. 41, No. 2 (2016), pp. 681-701
  5. “Population Transfers in Counter-Insurgency: A Recipe for Success?”, Journal of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2016), pp. 681-701
  6. “Intelligence, Counter-Insurgency and Democratization in Colombia”, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016), pp. 159-168
  7. “Putin, Assad and Geopolitics”, Middle East Review of International Affairs, 19, No. 3 (2015), pp. 34-40
  8. “The Strategic Culture of Greece: 1831-1974”, Foreign Affairs (Greece), Vol. 38 (2016), pp. 165-177
  9. “Mass Killings of Civilians in Counter-Insurgency: Killing More, Winning More?”, Infinity Journal, 4, No. 3 (2015), pp. 34-38
  10. “Strategy in Counter-Insurgency: A Distilled Approach”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2015), pp. 132-145
  11. “The PKK and the Guerilla Tradition of Turkey’s Kurds”, Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 4 (2014), pp. 1-11
  12. Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Turkey: The New PKK (Palgrave – Macmillan, 2018)
  13. Ο Ελληνικός Εμφύλιος Πόλεμος (1946-1949): Πεδίο Μάχης του Ψυχρού Πολέμου [The Greek Civil War (1946-1949): Battlefield of the Cold War] (Thessaloniki: Epicentro Publications, 2017)
  14. The Greek Civil War: Strategy, Counter-Insurgency and the Monarchy (London: IB Tauris, 2017)
  15. “Terrorism in Modern Times”, Athena (in Greek), Vol. 47 (2015), pp. 32-36

Books/Book Chapters:

  1. “Energy in Cyprus: A Curse or Blessing?” in Pantelis Sklias, Spyros Roukanas and Floros Flouros (eds.): The Political Economy of National and Energy Security (Athens; New York: Nova Science Publishers, forthcoming 2018)
  2. Nikiforos-Toxotis: The Rise and Fall of the Greek Doctrine of Extended Deterrence (1994-2000)” in Beatrice D. Hauser, Tormod Heier and Guillaume Lasconjarias (eds.): Military Exercises, Political Messaging and Strategic Impact (Rome: NATO Defense College, 2018), pp. 245-259
  3. «Η Αποξήρανση του Βάλτου»: Μεταφορές Πληθυσμών στον Εμφύλιο» [“Draining the Swamp”: Population Transfers during the [Greek] Civil War] in Prokopis Papastratis (ed.): Νέες Όψεις του Εμφυλίου [New Facets of the Civil War] (Athens: Filistor, forthcoming 2018)
  4. “Guerrilla and Counter-Guerrilla Tradition in Greece: Limits of their Influence” in Beatrice D. Heuser and Eitan Shamir (eds.): Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies: National Styles and Strategic Cultures (Reading: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 269-287

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