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Dr. Spyridon Plakoudas

P.O. Box: 503000, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 XXXXXX
Email: [email protected]
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Spyridon_Plakoudas

Area of Research Interest

  • Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency
  • Kurdish Question
  • Syrian Civil War
  • Hybrid Warfare
  • NATO and Russia
  • Turkey and Neo-Ottomanism

Projects/Grants

  • Grant from the Middle East Forum for post-doctoral research (2016)
  • Scholarship from the Greek Foundation of State Scholarships (IKY) for doctoral research (2010-2014)
  • Grant from the Iohannis Latsis Foundation in Greece for postgraduate studies (2009-2010)
  • Scholarships (4) by Panteion University for undergraduate studies (2005-2009)
  • Awards of excellence (4) by Panteion University for undergraduate studies (2005-2009)
  • Scholarship from the Greek Foundation of State Scholarships (IKY) for doctoral research (2010-2014)
  • Grant from the Ioannis Latsis Foundation in Greece for postgraduate studies (2009-2010)
  • Scholarships (4) by Panteion University for undergraduate studies (2005-2009)

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. “The Syrian Kurds and the PYD: The Outsider in the Syrian War”, Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 28, No. 1 (2017), pp. 99-116
  2. “Doomed from the Start? Peace Negotiations in the Greek Civil War, January-July 1947”, Balkan Studies, Vol. 50 (2017), pp. 135-159
  3. “The Debt Crisis and Greece’s Changing Political Discourse”, Journal of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies (2016), Vol. 41, No. 2 (2016), pp. 681-701
  4. “Population Transfers in Counter-Insurgency: A Recipe for Success?”, Journal of Small Wars and Insurgencies, Vol. 27, No. 4 (2016), pp. 681-701
  5. “Intelligence, Counter-Insurgency and Democratization in Colombia”, Journal of Mediterranean and Balkan Intelligence, Vol. 7, No. 1 (2016), pp. 159-168
  6. “Putin, Assad and Geopolitics”, Middle East Review of International Affairs, 19, No. 3 (2015), pp. 34-40
  7. “The Strategic Culture of Greece: 1831-1974”, Foreign Affairs (Greece), Vol. 38 (2016), pp. 165-177
  8. “Mass Killings of Civilians in Counter-Insurgency: Killing More, Winning More?”, Infinity Journal, 4, No. 3 (2015), pp. 34-38
  9. “Strategy in Counter-Insurgency: A Distilled Approach”, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, Vol. 38, No. 2 (2015), pp. 132-145
  10. “The PKK and the Guerilla Tradition of Turkey’s Kurds”, Middle East Review of International Affairs, Vol. 18, No. 4 (2014), pp. 1-11
Articles in Military Journals (in Greece):
  1. “Terrorism in Modern Times”, Athena (in Greek), Vol. 47 (2015), pp. 32-36
  2. “Insurgency: The Orphaned Child of Strategy”, Joint Force Review (in Greek), No. 30 (2014), pp. 7-18
Special Commentaries (in Greece):
  1. “The Syrian Civil War and Peace in the Middle East: A Chimera?”, KEDISA (Geopolitical Risk Analysis), 29/12/2016
  2. “Hybrid Warfare and New Security Threats” (in Greek), Kathimerini, 4/12/2016
Books
  1. Insurgency and Counter-Insurgency in Turkey: The New PKK (Palgrave – Macmillan, forthcoming 2018)
  2. Ο Ελληνικός Εμφύλιος Πόλεμος (1946-1949): Πεδίο Μάχης του Ψυχρού Πολέμου [The Greek Civil War (1946-1949): Battlefield of the Cold War] (Thessaloniki: Epicentro Publications, 2017)
  3. The Greek Civil War: Strategy, Counter-Insurgency and the Monarchy (London: IB Tauris, 2017)
Chapters in Edited Volumes:
  1. “The Greek Doctrine of Extended Deterrence and the Imia/Kardak Crisis in 1996” in Beatrice D. Heuser (ed.): Military Exercises and War Games (Reading: Reading University Press, forthcoming 2018)
  2. «Η Αποξήρανση του Βάλτου»: Μεταφορές Πληθυσμών στον Εμφύλιο» [“Draining the Swamp”: Population Transfers during the [Greek] Civil War] in Prokopis Papastratis (ed.): Νέες Όψεις του Εμφυλίου [New Facets of the Civil War] (Athens: Filistor, forthcoming 2018)
  3. Guerrilla and Counter-Guerrilla Tradition in Greece: Limits of their Influence” in Beatrice D. Heuser and Eitan Shamir (eds.): Insurgencies and Counterinsurgencies: National Styles and Strategic Cultures (Reading: Cambridge University Press, 2017), pp. 269-287

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