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Dr George N. Tzogopoulos is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) and Visiting Lecturer at the European Institute affiliated with it. He is also teaching International Relations and International Energy Relations at the Department of Law of the Democritus University of Thrace. George recently joined the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) as a Research Associate and expert in media and politics as well as Chinese affairs. At BESA, he is, inter alia, organising its recently launched online debates on several international themes. He has been a Fellow at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy since 2010 and is coordinating its Asian Studies Programme.

George is the author of two books: US Foreign Policy in the European Media: Framing the Rise and Fall of Neoconservatism (IB TAURIS) and The Greek Crisis in the Media: Stereotyping in the International Press (Ashgate), a regular columnist in Global Times, and the founder of For his work in Chinese affairs he was awarded prizes by China Radio International in 2015 and 2016. In April 2016 he was selected by the Delegation of the European Union to China to take part in the first think China-EU think tank Dialogue organised in Beijing. In the summer of 2017 he was a selected as ‘young leader’ by China’s Diplomatic Academy to attend its second workshop for European young leaders.
George has participated in several international research programmes. Since 2010 he is representing Greece in evaluations of European foreign policy conducted by the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). His work has appeared in media such as Al Jazeera, ARD, CCTV, Deutsche Welle, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Jerusalem Post, Le Monde, Le Figaro and ZDF.

Recent publications (2018) :

•    ‘The Mediterranean: Italy, Cyprus, Greece, Malta’ in Europe’s Brexit (edited by Tim Oliver), Agenda Publishing, 2018 (with Eleonora Poli, Adonis Pegasiou and Roderick Pace)
•    ‘Cyprus, Greece and Israel Chart a Common Path’, BESA paper, June 2018
•    ‘Trump, Europe and Iran’, BESA paper, May 2018
•    ‘The Future of Greek-Israeli Relations’, BESA paper, April 2018 
•    ‘China’s BRI, the Middle East and the Mediterranean’, Kadir Has paper, March 2018


•    ‘AfD: A New Hurdle in the German-Israeli Relationship?’, BESA paper, November 2017
•    ‘Greece, Israel and China’s Belt and Road Initiative’, BESA paper, October 2017
•    ‘Can Europe Restrain China’s Influence?’, BESA paper, October 2017
•    ‘Why is Israel’s Image Improving in Greece?’, BESA paper, October 2017
•    ‘Trump, Globalization and China’, BESA paper, September  2017
•    ‘Fake News: Challenges and Opportunities’, essay published on the occasion of M100 Sansoucci Colloquium, September 2017
•    ‘Sino-American Disagreements on North Korea’, BESA Paper, July 2017
•    ‘The EastMed Pipeline Could be a Giant Step towards Enhancing Regional Security’, BESA Paper, June 2017
•    ‘The Evolution of Sino-American Relations under Trump’, L’Europe en Formation, Spring 2017, no. 382

CIFE's Policy Paper (CIFE)

•   N° 59 - ‘The EU, China and the Trump Effect’, Policy Paper, September 2017
•   N° 48 - ‘Sino-American Relations under Trump’, Policy Paper, February 2017
•   N° 45 - ‘Transatlantic Relations and the US Presidential Election’, Policy Paper, November 2016
•  .N° 32 - ‘From China to Greece - on track for the New Silk Road: Whither Sino-Greek relations?’, Policy Paper, March 2016
•   N° 13 - ‘The New Phase of the Greek Drama’, April 2015

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