Dr. Spyridon Plakoudas is employed as an Assistant Professor of Homeland Security at Rabdan Academy (Abu Dhabi, UAE). He specializes in the civil wars in the Middle East (most specifically, Syria and Libya) and the Balkans and his forthcoming book under Rowman and Littlefield examines the employment of the YPG / SDF as proxy warriors by the USA amidst the Syrian Civil War. He served in the past as an advisor to the Hellenic General Staff and a research fellow with think tanks in Greece.
The Recent Turnaround of the Greek Defense Industry
For decades, Greece’s defense industry was hampered by bloat and corruption, but 2020 saw the surprising beginnings of a revitalized sector.