REPORT #4: GEOPOLITICS OF THE WAR IN UKRAINE

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 #3: MILITARY SERVICE AND RESERVE IN THE GREEK ARMED FORCES

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 […]

ARMENIANS AND THE ISLAMIC WORLD

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 (www.fainst.eu), under the auspices of NATO and the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Forum […]

International Conference: Islamizations During the Period of the Ottoman Empire

The International Scientific Conference on “Islamizations During the Period of the Ottoman Empire”, organized by the Hellenic Institute of Venice, the Foreign Affairs Institute, the National and Kapodistrian University [“Church and Culture” laboratory of the Theological School], and the famous Scuola Grande di San Marco, was successfully held on May 19-21 in Venice, Italy. The […]

FAINST to the Ecumenical Patriarch

His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Mr. Bartholomew accepted for hearing the chairman of the steering committee of the Institute of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Loukas Katsonis, and the Senior Advisor of the Institute, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Theodoros Theodorou, at the Patriarchal House, on May 14, 2022. The purpose of the meeting was to thank His Holiness […]

Thrassy N. MARKETOS

Dr. Thrassy N.  MARKETOS, is a Jurist, MSc Public International and European Law/University Aix – Marseille III (France), International Relations Doctor (Panteion University, Athens, Greece). Worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  Eurasia Energy Security Geopolitics Visiting Professor/Research Associate (Economics D/T, University of Peloponnese, Greece). Published his doctoral thesis (Russia’s statecraft/China-Central Asia-China energy interaction), ‘China’s Energy Geopolitics: The […]

Faith-Based Leadership in a Turbulent World

Foreign Affairs Institute (fainst.eu) in collaboration with the Office of Executive Education and the Initiative on Religion, Law, and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, and with generous support from the U.S. Embassy in Greece, hosted a leadership program for a diverse, multinational cohort of clergy and lay leaders belonging to the Orthodox […]