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Dr Bill Kappis

Senior Lecturer in Security/Intelligence Studies


Dr Vassilis Kappis

Dr. Vassilis (Bill) Kappis is a Lecturer at the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies in The University of Buckingham. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree (2016) in International Security from the University of Sydney and Master’s degrees in Strategic Studies and European Integration from the Australian National University and the London School of Economics, respectively. Before joining The University of Buckingham, Dr. Kappis undertook post-doc research at the University of Tel-Aviv (2015-2016). His theoretical interests lie in the strategic and psychological aspects of security crises and foreign policy decision-making. In terms of regional expertise, Dr. Kappis is frequently invited to discuss developments related to issues such as the migration crisis, energy security and great power competition in the Eastern Mediterranean. His current research highlights the changing security dynamics in the area, with an emphasis on the impact of American retrenchment and the re-emergence of Russia as a great power. Dr. Kappis is, finally, an awarded academic instructor by the University of Sydney and a member of the Teaching and Learning Politics standing group of the European Consortium for Political Research.

Recent contributions:

  • American Retrenchment and Alliance Formation in the Eastern Mediterranean,” paper presented at the 3rd IPSA International Workshop on Geopolitics, “Borders and Geopolitics of the 21st Century,” Kozmetsky Center of Excellence, St. Edward’s University, Austin, Texas, 9-10 April 2019
  • Russian Security Strategy in Europe: The Rise of a Strategic Spoiler,” at Constantinos Filis (ed.),   A Closer Look at Russia and its Influence on the World, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2019
  • The role of Media in Managing Security Crises,” at Angelos Giannakopoulos (ed.), Media, Freedom of Speech, and Democracy: Contemporary Conflicts and Tensions in the EU and Beyond, Daniel Abraham Center for International and Regional Studies, Tel-Aviv University, 2019
  • Hybrid Warfare and the Future of NATO,” Cyprus Centre for European & International Studies at the University of Nicosia “In Depth” Bimonthly Newsletter, 15:4, 2018, at http://cceia.unic.ac.cy/wp-content/uploads/IN_DEPTH_2018_15_4.pdf
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