Research Associate

Petros Petrikkos


Petros Petrikkos is a researcher specialising in Security Studies. He is a PhD Candidate at the University of Nicosia, PhD Fellow at the Doctoral School on the Common Security and Defence Policy of the European Security and Defence College (ESDC), and currently serves as Project and Research Associate at the Diplomatic Academy at the University of Nicosia. He has also been a Managing and Reviews Editor at the Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN) journal at the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism, published with Wiley. He holds a MSc in Conflict Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BA in International Relations from Queen Mary, University of London. His thesis looks at the intersection of hybrid threats and ontological security in Cyprus and Estonia. His research interests include Foreign Policy, International Relations, Critical Security Studies, European and Middle Eastern Studies, Cybersecurity, Intelligence, Hybrid Warfare, Small States, Civil Society Studies, and Surveillance Methods. He has lectured on Conflict Studies, the CSDP, Digital Diplomacy, IR Theory, Lebanese Politics, and EU & the Eastern European Neighbourhood Policy. Petros regularly tweets at @PetrosPetrikkos.