Vassilis (Bill) Kappis is a Deputy Director and Lecturer at the Centre for Security and Intelligence Studies in the University of Buckingham, as well as a visiting Professor for the two highest ranking military education institutions in Poland and Greece, the War Studies University (Akademii Sztuki Wojennej) and the Hellenic School of National Defence (Σχολή Εθνικής Άμυνας), respectively. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in International Security from the University of Sydney and Master’s degrees in Strategic Studies from the Australian National University and European Integration from the London School of Economics. Before joining the University of Buckingham, Bill undertook post-doc research at the University of Tel-Aviv, investigating Greek-Israeli security cooperation. His scholarly interests lie in the strategic and psychological dimensions of interstate security crises and foreign policy decision-making, as well as the geopolitical dynamics of the Eastern Mediterranean with an emphasis on great power competition in the region. He has considerable experience designing bespoke training programs for academic and practitioner audiences in the UK and overseas and is, moreover, a Steering Committee member of the UNESCO Chair on Threats to Cultural Heritage and Cultural Heritage-related Activities to the Ionian University in Greece. Bill has, finally presented his work in numerous high-profile conferences and workshops (Princeton, Oxford, INSS Israel etc.) and has been awarded by the University of Sydney for his excellent teaching practice.