Ioannis (John) M. Nomikos is the Director at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) in Athens, Greece. He is Chairman at the European Intelligence Academy (EIA) and Founding Editor, Journal of European and American Intelligence Studies (JEAIS). He is a Master Certified Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS/ATAB/USA). In 2022, he joined the Intelligence and Security Studies program as an Affiliate Faculty member at Coastal Carolina University, USA. He was awarded the “2019 Life Achievement for the Development of Intelligence Studies in Europe” by the International Association for Intelligence Education – European Chapter (IAFIE -Europe). He is co-editor of the book “ Aspects of Islamic Radicalization in the Balkans After the Fall of Communism” (forthcoming May 2023, Peter Lang Publishers, Germany). He specializes in energy security, Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean region, intelligence reforms in the Balkan peninsula, transnational organized crime and national security architecture. He has done research and studies in various research institutions in the US, UK, Germany, Finland and Norway.