Petros Savvides is a modern historian and a geopolitical analyst specializing in defence, security and conflict. He received a BFA in Art/Philosophy from the University of Iowa in the United States, an MPhil in History from the University of Glasgow and a PhD in Modern History from the University of Birmingham. Between 2015 and 2017, he was a lecturer at the Department of International Relations and Governance of the School of Law at the University of Nicosia, a researcher at the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs, and founding editor of the scholarly journal Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitical Review (EMGR) and the electronic series Eastern Mediterranean Policy Notes (EMPN). He is currently cooperating with the Institute for Cypriot Interdisciplinary Studies of the University of Mϋnster and was the co-coordinator of the international conference “The Fate of Religious Spaces in Conflict: Cyprus, Lebanon, Bosnia”, held at the University of Nicosia in November 2019. He has extensive experience on archival/primary source researching and field research (Cyprus, Turkey, Lebanon) and his research interests focus on Greek-Turkish relations, the Cyprus Problem and the geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean. He has written extensively on the security of the Eastern Mediterranean and recently published (in Greek) the monograph The Islamization of Occupied Cyprus (Nicosia: Armatolos, 2019).