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Karagiannis, Dr Emmanuel

Dr Emmanuel Karagiannis

Contact Details


Telephone: +44 (0)1793 788065

Research Interests

  • Radicalisation and terrorism
  • Political Islam in the former USSR, the Middle East, and Europe
  • Social movements and social movement theory
  • Ethnic conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia
  • The geopolitics of energy
  • Russian foreign policy

Doctoral Supervision

Dr Karagiannis is happy to supervise PhD students studying energy geopolitics, radicalization and terrorism, social movements, and political Islam in the former Soviet Union.

Special Subject

The Geopolitics of Energy Security


Emmanuel (Manos) Karagiannis joined the Defence Studies Department as a Senior Lecturer in September 2013. He is also a Visiting Senior Fellow at the London School of Economics' European Institute and an Adjunct Scholar at the West Point Military Academy's Modern War Institute.

He received a BA in European Community Studies from London South Bank University, an MA in International Security Studies from the University of Reading, and a PhD in post-Soviet Politics from the University of Hull. After completing his studies, Dr Karagiannis spent two years in Cyprus serving in the Greek Army as a reserve officer.

Over the course of his career, Dr Karagiannis has been privileged to teach in several different countries such as Russia, Kazakhstan, Italy, Qatar, Greece and Cyprus. During 2005-2011 he worked as an Investigator at the University of Maryland's National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START Center).

In addition, he held research positions in prestigious U.S. universities (University of Pennsylvania, 2005-2006; Yale University, 2008; Columbia University, 2008; Princeton University, 2010).

Dr Karagiannis has published extensively on political Islam, radicalisation and terrorism, Russian foreign and security policy, and energy geopolitics. Moreover, he has been interviewed and quoted by media outlets around the world, such as The Wall Street JournalNewsweekAl JazeeraThe Voice of RussiaSputnik International, and BBC Radio.

Aside from academia, Dr Karagiannis has worked as a PVE consultant for the OSCE and as an election observer for the European Union. He has traveled throughout the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Middle East to conduct research and give presentations.

Dr Emmanuel Karagiannis Publications

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