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 […]


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 […]

The effect of US-Kurdish relations on regional politics

Foreign Affairs Institute with the collaboration of www.foreignaffairs.gr and www.tribune.gr organized a discussion on The effect of US-Kurdish relations on regional politics, on Monday, February 28th, 2022. The discussion was held between Mrs Bayan Sami Abdulrahman, Kurdistan Regional Government to the U.S., and Dr. Morgan L. Kaplan, Fellow in the American Statecraft Program at the […]