Founding Editor, Editor-in-Chief

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


josephProf Joseph Fitsanakis

Professor Joseph Fitsanakis, Ph.D., has written extensively on intelligence collection (SIGINT and HUMINT), information security, cyber espionage and sub-state political violence. He is the co-editor (with Dr. John Nomikos) of Intelligence Beyond the Anglosphere: Mediterranean and Balkan Regions (2017), and author of Redesigning Wiretapping: The Digitization of Communications Interception (2020), among other books. Dr. Fitsanakis has published research on intelligence agencies in the United States, Greece, China, Sudan, and North Korea. His writings have been translated into several languages and referenced by media outlets such as The Washington Post, NPR, BBC, ABC and Newsweek. Before joining Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Fitsanakis built the Security and Intelligence Studies program at King University, where he also directed the King Institute for Security and Intelligence Studies. Since coming to Coastal in 2015, he has received the University-wide Distinguished Professor of the Year Award (2018), the Edward College John B. Durrell Award (2017), and the Department of Politics Professor of the Year Apple Award (2016, 2017, 2020). Dr. Fitsanakis is also deputy director of the European Intelligence Academy and senior editor at, an ACI-indexed scholarly blog that is cataloged through the United States Library of Congress.

christianProfessor Christian Kaunert

Professor Christian Kaunert, Ph.D., is the Director of Terrorism and Security and the Leader of the Cognate Research Group on Policing and Security at the International Centre for Policing and Security at the University of South Wales and hold the current Jean Monnet Chair in Policing and Counterterrorism in Europe.
Previously, he served as an Academic Director and Professor at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, a Professor of International Politics, Head of Discipline in Politics, and the Director of the European Institute for Security and Justice, a Jean Monnet Centre for Excellence, at the University of Dundee.
Professor Kaunert has researched and taught in many international universities. His research has a clear focus on Policing and International Security, especially in the area of European Union (EU) Counterterrorism, including its external dimension.

His experience as supervisor is directly reflected by the organization of numerous PhD Summer Schools, twelve international conferences, a member of fourteen conference panels, participation in ninety- two conferences as a guest speaker, supervision of about eighty Master theses, supervisor of twelve completed PhD theses and several ongoing PhD theses.

Editorial Board

Adam Svendsen (UK)
Shlomo Shpiro (Israel)
Bob de Graaff (The Netherlands)
Michael Goodman (UK)
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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