Research Associate

Michalis Foulias


Michalis Foulias was born in Larnaca in 1992. He is a PhD candidate at the Department of Turkish and Middle Eastern Studies of the University of Cyprus. His thesis explores the military interventions in Turkey's 'New' Foreign Policy (2011-2021), particularly focusing on the cases of Syria, Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh. Michalis Foulias has been working with Unicaf, an online Higher Education Platform, since October 2021. He is a Faculty Member and a Programme Leader in two different collaborative Μaster's degrees in International Relations between Unicaf, Liverpool John Moores University, and the University of East London. He is also an instructor in the Induction Team teaching 'English for Academic Purposes'. He holds an MA in International Security and Terrorism from the University of Nottingham and a BA in Politics and Media from the University of Wolverhampton. Before joining Unicaf, he served as a Parliamentary Associate and Projects Officer in an international media channel broadcasting in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). His main research interests lie in the Middle East, the Balkans, and the Cyprus problem. He has published articles for newspapers and online media on security and conflict issues and was an invited speaker at conferences in the Western Balkans and EU. He served as a sergeant in the ranks of the Military Police during his mandatory military service.