Dr. Spyridon Litsas
Professor, Homeland Security Program
Professor Spyridon N. Litsas graduated with a bachelor degree in European and Political Studies at the University of Central Lancashire in the UK and he pursued his studies at the University of Durham – the UK, at a postgraduate level, completed his MA in International Relations, and has been offered the opportunity to upgrade to a Ph.D. candidacy in Philosophy with full scholarship and tutorial responsibilities too at an undergraduate level.
- BA (Hons) in European Studies
- International Relations & Methodology of Social Sciences
- Military Strategy and Security
- International Relations Theory
- Eastern Mediterranean Politics
- Homeland Security.
- Specialist in International Relations in the Greek Parliament
- Adjunct Lecturer of International Relations in the University of Piraeus
- Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Politics: ‘Introduction to International Relations Theory’
- Professor of International Relations in 2019
- International Relations and Security Joint Supreme School of War of the Greek Armed Forces,
- Visiting Professor at Eastern Mediterranean Politics at the University of Grenoble
- Visiting Professor at Eastern Mediterranean Politics at the Hellenic International University
- Professor in Homeland Security at the Rabdan Academy.
His doctoral thesis under the title ‘The Road to Cypriot Independence: A Study of the Factors which brought about the Zurich London Agreement’ presents a thorough analysis of the role of the external factors, both systemic and political, in the establishment of a sovereign Cyprus Republic under the Tripartite scheme of Greece, Turkey and Great Britain as guarantor powers
· US Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Power Politics and Ideology Under the Sun, New York, NY & Geneva, Switzerland: Springer International, 2020 (in English).
· The Iliad and International Politics: A Theoretical Approach, Athens: Piotita Publications, 2014 (in Greek).
· War and Rationality: Theoretical Dimensions & Strategic Implementations, Athens: Piotita Publications, 2010. (in Greek).
· Stateness and Sovereign Debt: Greece in the European Conundrum, Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. (in English; with K.A. Lavdas & D. V. Skiadas).
· The New Eastern Mediterranean: Theory, Politics and States in a Volatile Era, Geneva and New York: Springer International, 2018 (co-editor A. Tziampiris).
· Foreign Policy Under Austerity: Greece’s Return to Normality? London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017 ( co-editor A. Tziampiris).
· The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Multipolarity, Politics and Power, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015 & London – New York, NY: Routledge, 2016 (co-editor A. Tziampiris).
· The Strategic Depth Theory and Turkey, Athens: Piotita Publications, 2013 (in Greek; co-editor I. Kouskouvelis)
Chapters in collective volumes
· ‘The Russian Foreign Policy in the Middle East Under Putin: Can Bears walk in the Desert?’ in Yannis Stivacthis (ed.), Conflict and Diplomacy in the Middle East: External Actors and Regional Rivalries, Bristol, UK: e-International Relations Publisher, 2018, pp. 64-77.
· ‘The Russian Foreign Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean: A sui-generis revisionism’ in Spyridon N. Litsas & Aristotle Tziampiris (eds.), The New Eastern Mediterranean: Theory, Politics and States in the new Volatile Era, Geneva & New York: Springer International, 2018, pp. 169-190.
· ‘From Sentimental Idealism and Incompetent Realism Towards a New Greek Grand Strategy: Searching for Ariadne’s Thread’ in Spyridon N. Litsas & Aristotle Tziampiris (eds.), Foreign Policy Under Austerity: Greece’s Return to Normality? London & New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 1-28 (in English).
· ‘War, Peace and Stability in the Era of Multipolarity: What Lies at the end of the Systemic Rainbow?’ in Spyridon N. Litsas & Aristotle Tziampiris (eds.), The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Multipolarity, Power and Politics, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2015 & London – New York: Routledge, 2016, pp. 1-20 (in English).