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International History of the C20th, The Cold War in Europe, Mediterranean History in the C20th, Transatlantic Relations, US Foreign Policy; British Foreign Policy, Italian Foreign Policy, Greek Foreign Policy, Britain and the European Union, European and Mediterranean Security and Politics, Italian War Crimes: Punishment and Memory, Human Rights and the Cold War, European Integration, British, Italian and Greek history and politics, Greece and the Eurozone crisis.
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Recent Publications


The Italian Elections of 18 April 1948: Seventy Years After’, in EUROPP, LSE BLOGS, 18 April 2018,;

‘The Marshall Plan Speech at 70’, in EUROPP, LSE BLOGS, 5 June 2017,;

‘Europe in the Age of Trump’, in EUROPP, LSE BLOGS, 10 November 2016,;

‘The Greek referendum has generated unprecedented uncertainty over Greece’s future in the euro: The chronicle of a referendum foretold’, in EUROPP, LSE BLOGS, 29 June 2015,;

With James Athanassiou, ‘Establishing ‘safe zones’ in Syria remains the most realistic route to tackling Europe’s refugee crisis  ‘, inEUROPP, LSE BLOGS, 30 November 2015,;

With James Athanassiou, ‘Southern Europe and its Prospects in six Q&As’,, 31 October, 2013;

‘Berlusconi and the Fascists’ in the European Brief, London/Brussels, July/August 1994.


‘Vietnam Diminished the U.S. in Its Allies’ Eyes: Lessons, 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon’, The New York Times, 29 April 2015,


‘The American Invasion of Cambodia’, in Kathimerini on Sunday, 9 September 2018,[in Greek];

‘The Council of Europe and the Greek Junta’, in Kathimerini on Sunday, 2 April 2018,, [in Greek];

‘The Nixon Doctrine and Détente’, in Kathimerini on Sunday, 4 February 2018,, [in Greek];

‘The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy’, in Kathimerini on Sunday, 8 October 2017,, [in Greek];

‘The Vietnam War Convulses the West’, Kathimerini on Sunday, 17 April 2017,, [in Greek];

‘The dictatorship and the international mobilization for human rights’, in The Dictatorship 50 years After: Special Edition Supplement, Kathimerini on Sunday, 23 April 2017, [in Greek – available in print format only];

‘Martin Luther King Receives the Nobel Peace Prize: The Civil Rights Movement and Racial Equality in the US’, Kathimerini on Sunday, 9 October 2016, [in Greek],;

‘Eisenhower’s Swansong’, Kathimerini on Sunday, 30 May 2015,[in Greek];

‘The Eisenhower Doctrine’, Kathimerini on Sunday, 9 November 2014,, [in Greek];

‘Churchill and the Cold War’, Kathimerini on Sunday, 19 May 2013,, [in Greek].


Britain, Italy and the Origins of the Cold War, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan Press, 2003).

Making of the Contemporary Mediterranean World: (London: Routledge, 2020), (forthcoming).


With A. Klapsis, E. Hatzivassiliou, C. Arvanitopoulos (eds) The Greek Dictatorship and the International System, (London:Routledge, 2020);

With John Fisher and Richard Smith (eds), The Foreign Office, Commerce and British Foreign Policy in the C20th, (London: Palgrave, 2017);

With John W. Young and Michael Kandiah (eds), Britain in Global Politics From Churchill to Blair, Volume 2, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013);


‘Human Rights and International Security: The International Community and the Greek Dictators’, International History Review, 38:5, 2016;

‘Transatlantic Relations at a Time When “More Flags” Meant “No European Flags”: The US, its European Allies and the War in Vietnam, 1964-1974’, International History Review, 35:3, 2013;

‘ “A Discordant Note”: NATO and the Greek Junta, 1967-74’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 22:1, 2011;

‘ “A Sea of Confusion”: The Mediterranean and Détente, 1969-1974’, Diplomatic History, 33:4, September 2009;

‘Human Rights and Foreign Policy: Wilson and the Greek Dictators, 1967-1970’, Diplomacy and Statecraft, 18:1, 2007;

‘Truman, Eisenhower and the Mediterranean Cold War’, The Maghreb Review, 31:1-2, 2006;

‘Britain and the ‘Hand-Over’ of Italian War Criminals to Yugoslavia, 1945-48’, Journal of Contemporary History, 39:4, 2004.


‘The US, the Balkans and Détente’, in Svetozar Rajak et al, The Balkans in the Cold War, (London: Palgrave, 2017);

‘The Foreign Office, the Board of Trade and Anglo Italian Relations in the Aftermath of the Second World War’, in John Fisher, Effie Pedaliu and Richard Smith (eds), The Foreign Office, Foreign Policy and Commerce, (London: Palgrave, 2017);

‘ “Footnotes” as an Expression of Distrust? The U.S. and the NATO “Flanks” in the Last Two Decades of the Cold War’, in Reinhild Kreis, Martin Klimke, and Christian Ostermann, ‘Trust, but Verify’: The Politics of Uncertainty and the Transformation of the Cold War Order, 1969-1971, (Stanford University Press, 2016);

‘Fault Lines in Post War Mediterranean and the ‘Birth of Southern Europe’, 1945-1979: An Overview’, in E. Calandri, D. Caviglia and A. Varsori (eds)Détente in Cold War Europe: Politics and Diplomacy in the Mediterranean and the Middle East, (London: I. B. Tauris, January 2016);

‘Un barlume di speranza per il futuro: la Gran Bretagna e la Difesa e le Forze di Polizia italiane, 1943-47’, [A glimmer of hope for the future: Great Britain and the Defence and the Italian Police Forces, 1943-47] in Piero Crociani, Ada Fichera, Paolo Formiconi (eds), L’Italia 1945-1955 La Ricostruzione del Paese e le Forze Armate, (Roma: Ministero della Difesa Ufficio Storico dello SMD, 2014), 219-230, [in Italian].

‘ “We were always realistic”: The Heath Government, the European Community and the Cold War in the Mediterranean, June 1970 – February 1974’, in J. W. Young, E. G. H. Pedaliu and M. D. Kandiah, (eds): British Foreign Policy: From Churchill to Blair, (London: Palgrave/Macmillan, September 2013).

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Britain, Greece, Italy, US
Expertise by Geography
Mediterranean, United Kingdom, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
8, 9
Expertise by Topic
Diplomacy, Human Rights, Military