The New Mediterranean: Geopolitics in a Volatile Region

Foreign Affairs Institute organized the webinar The new Mediterranean: Geopolitics in a volatile region. The webinar featured as guest speakers Hany Farouk Ghoraba (Cairo, Egypt), a writer, political and counter-terrorism analyst at Al Ahram Weekly, author of Egypt’s Arab Spring: The Long and Winding Road to Democracy, Senior Fellow at the Investigative Project on Terrorism […]

Turkey’s Denial of Pontic-Greek & Other Genocides

Foreign Affairs Institute hosted an online discussion on Turkey’s denial of Pontic-Greek and other genocides, focusing on domestic and international repercussions. The discussion was conducted in English between Ms. Uzay Bulut, journalist and political analyst, and Professor Nikos Michailidis, University of Missouri-Saint Louis. The discussion can be watched by anyone, HERE: Some minutes of […]

1st International Summer School for Reconciliation and Social Cohesion in Kavala

The 1st Kavala International Summer School was successfully held from September 5 to 10, 2022, following a relevant initiative from the Institute of International Affairs (FAINST) and the collaboration of ACT- American College of Thessaloniki, the department of undergraduate and graduate studies of Anatolia College, and the Jena Center for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) of the […]


Report by Dr. Ioannis E. Kotoulas on how Russia uses religion for its foreign policy and how to react. The text is written in English. The report in pdf format can be found here: Report no 5


Report by Dr. Ioannis E. Kotoulas and Wolfgang Pusztai on the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine, the strategies, tactics, and aspirations of both sides. The text is written in English. The report in pdf format can be found here: Geopolitics-of-the-War-in-Ukraine-FINAL


Report of Lieutenant General e.a. Hippocrates Daskalakis on the situation of the staffing of the armed forces and especially of the Greek Army, the duration of the conscripts and their training opportunities, the role of reserves, and the issue of women’s conscription. The text is written in Greek. The report in pdf format can be […]

Ioannis E. Kotoulas

Ioannis E. Kotoulas (Ph.D. in History; Ph.D. in Geopolitics) is Adjunct Lecturer in Geopolitics at University of Athens, Visiting Lecturer in Greek Studies at Tbilisi State University, and has been Invited Lecturer in Geopolitics at National Intelligence University (Washington D.C.) and Visiting Researcher at the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig. He […]


Foreign Affairs Institute organized a discussion on the relations between the Aermenians and the Islamic world but also the role of the armenian diaspora around the globe, on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The discussion was held between Avedis Hadjian, journalist and author  of the Secret Nation: The Hidden Armenians of Turkey, and  Tigrane Yégavian, journalist, […]

FAINST at the Governor of BoG

On June 17, 2022, the Chairman of the Governing Committee of the Foreign Affairs Institute, Loukas G. Katsonis, was accepted by the Governor of the Bank of Greece, Professor Ioannis Stournaras, in his office. The purpose of the meeting was to inform the Governor about the strategic aspirations of the Foreign Affairs Institute but also […]

2nd Forum on Hybrid Threats: «Hybrid Threats and Greece»

The two-day 2nd Forum on Hybrid Threats, Cyber-security, and Artificial Intelligence, on “Hybrid Threats and Greece: Developments, Trends, Institutional Framework”, was successfully completed on June 16, 2022 at LAED (Rigillis 1, Athens). It was organized by the Foreign Affairs Institute (, under the auspices of NATO and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Forum […]