M.S., Strategic Intelligence, National Intelligence University
B.A., East Asian Studies, George Washington University
Nicholas Eftimiades recently retired from the U.S. Department of Defense. His 34-year government career includes employment in the CIA as a technical operations officer, special agent, in the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, and a senior intelligence officer in the Defense Intelligence Agency. He held positions in analysis, human and technical intelligence collection, and management, with numerous overseas assignments.
Ph.D., Political Science, Syracuse University
M.A., Political Science, Syracuse University
M.A., International and European Studies, Central European University
B.A., International Relations, American University of Central Asia
Dr. Azamat Sakiev's research interests include international security, political leadership, and violent
non-state actors. The regional areas of expertise are Post-Soviet space, Eurasia, and broader Central Asia.
Ph.D., Political Science, University of Munich
M.A., Political Science (major), Sociology, and Psychology (minors), University of Munich
Venia legendi, Political Science, Humboldt University Berlin
Dr. Alexander Siedschlag is professor of homeland security and chair of homeland security programs. His expertise and interests include comparative homeland security, security cultures, disaster and crisis management, scenario foresight, theories of international politics, and NATO and European Union security policies.