Ioannis Michaletos

Political & Security Analyst-Consultant



Ioannis Michaletos is an associate of the Institute for Defense & Security Analysis (ISDA) and Mediterranean Center For Strategic Analysis and Intelligene (MCSAI) in Athens - Greece. He is a political and security consultant for the IHS Jane’s Information Group and a Southeast European correspondent for the European Oil & Gas Monitor and the European Energy Review. He is a research coordination for the Balkanalysis regional media service.



Mr. Michaletos leads the Southeast European office of the World Security Network Foundation, contributes to the BRIGHT magazine in issues of Balkan organized crime, and is a member of the FLARE network (European network of civil society against transnational organized crime). He has appeared live, interviewed and as a commentator in CNN, Fox Business,Bloomberg TV, Al Jazeera, Reuters, Die Welt, Deutche Welle, Der Standard, The Guardian, El Pais, National Public Radio, New York Times, Newsweek, Washington Post, Slate France, Greek state TV, Serbian state TV, Bulgarian state TV, Sweden Public radio, Agence France-Presse,Sunday Telegraph, Le Journal du Dimanche, Pravda Slovakia, Interfax Global Energy,New Europe,AFCEA, SETimes, Lebanon Now, ANSA, O Globo and others, along with numerous appereances for regional Balkan media.



His main interests are in the research and analysis of asymmetrical security threats in Southeastern Europe (organized crime networks, terrorism and extremism, regional political developments, as well as, energy-related developments (energy infrastructure and networks, investments, energy security, and regional energy policies). His experience includes consultancy projects for security research organizations and corporations, focused mainly in the Balkans, Greece and the transnational illicit markets.



Main organization & companies whose presidents or officials have been interviewed by Ioannis Michaletos:



International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD, BP, Gazprom, Sintez, Nabucco Pipeline, TAP pipeline, South Stream Transport, RWE, TOTAL, OMV, World Energy Council, Vatenfall, Edison, IFRI Institute, Center of strategic studies Azerbaijan, Center of Strategic Studies Jordan, Gazprom Bank, Shah Deniz consortium, North Stream pipeline, Friends of the Earth, United Nations, Greek Ministry of defence, Greek Ministry of Maritime, government of Cyprus, government of FYROM, Government of Serbia, Israel Institute of Technology,Langner Group,Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies,European Council of Foreign Relations, Romania Energy Center,National Energy Security Fund of Russia, ESCP Europe Business School, Research Centre for Energy Management (RCEM), Greek Energy Forum, University of Harward,University of Belgrade, Institute of energy strategy of Russia, Bellona Foundation,Oxford Institute for Energy Studies, AESMA Group, European Perspectives & Security in Europe (IPSE), Virginia Center for National Security Law, Greek-Iran chamber of commerce,Athens trade & commerce chamber, Albania Policy Center, and others.



Lecturer in conferences and fora of: NATO, Aspen Institute, German foreign Ministry, EU Representation office in Greece, University of social sciences of Athens, International relations institute of Greece, Greek-German chamber of commerce, University of Indianapolis in Greece, Greek foreign Ministry, International Biopolitics association, Euroasia Association, American-Hellenic Progressive Association, Greek association of junior enterprises, Institute of security & defense analysis of Greece, Institute of international economic relations of Greece, Institute of strategic studies of Greece, Hellenic Center for European & International Analyses, Athens Association of Military Attachés , Research Institute for European & American Studies, Institute of Balkan studies of Bulgaria, government of Montenegro, government of Kosovo, University of Cluj-Napoca, Bulgarian foreign Ministry, Athens Book Club, Embassy of Japan,Embassy of Netherlands,Municipality of Alimos, Municipality of Aspropyrgos,Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Bulgarian Society of Geopolitics, European Strategic & Intelligence Center, Hellas Net, Student diplomatic club Bulgaria, Mediterranean Center For Strategic Analysis and Intelligence, International Anti-Corruption Conference,Lions Clubs International, Webster University, Embassy of Georgia, Center for International Strategic Analyses, Greek Center for Security Studies, Athens Investment Center, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), various book presentations, and other.




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