Academy Fellow, International Security Department
Chronis Kapalidis

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Before joining Chatham House, Chronis was an officer at the Hellenic Navy, and is also a visiting research fellow at the Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy at Plymouth University.

He has over 13 years of professional experience as a navy warfare officer in NATO, EU and UN operations. His research interests include cybersecurity, defence studies, international and maritime security.

From 2014 to 2016 Chronis taught defence studies and international security at the Hellenic Airforce Academy. He has also taught operational and tactical courses for 5 years at the Hellenic Navy Training Command.

His academic publications include articles for Foreign Affairs, the Academy for Strategic Analyses, and conference papers for ECPR, UACES and SLSA.

He holds a BSc in Naval Warfare from the Hellenic Naval Academy, an MA in International Relations and Global Security from Plymouth University and a PGCert in Defence Management and Leadership from the Hellenic Naval War College. 

Areas of expertise

  • Cyber security in the maritime domain
  • Energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Maritime security and naval strategy
  • Communications, IT and intelligence analysis
  • Securitisation of the migrant crisis in Greece

Past experience

2017 - presentVisiting research fellow, Dartmouth Centre for Seapower and Strategy, Plymouth University
2016-17Editor-in-chief and analyst, Naval Strategy and Maritime Security Cluster, IIR, Panteion University
2016PgCert in defence management and leadership, Hellenic Naval War College
2014-16Part-time lecturer, Hellenic Airforce Academy
2012-13MA in international relations, global security and development, Plymouth University
2010-15Military instructor, Hellenic Navy Training Command
2003 - presentLieutenant, Hellenic Navy