Fotios Moustakis

Academic profile

Dr Fotios Moustakis

Associate Professor of Strategic Studies (Education)
School of Society and Culture (Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Business)

The Global Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Fotios's work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

Goal 04: SDG 4 - Quality EducationGoal 14: SDG 14 - Life Below WaterGoal 17: SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

About Fotios

As an Associate Professor in Strategic and Security Studies, I have more than twenty years of experience designing courses and teaching military officers, civil servants and university students on subjects pertaining to international and maritime security, strategy and transnational security threats with emphasis on terrorism.

I was a Visiting Professor in Terrorism at the NATO School in Oberammergau for five years and Senior Associate Member at St Antony’s College, Oxford University. In 2009, I set up the first ever blended learning International MA programme in Applied Strategy and International Security to command-level staff at the Hellenic National Defence College (HNDC) -equivalent to the Royal College of Defence Studies- in Athens. I have supervised more than two hundred MA dissertations and a number of Doctoral students on strategic and security issues. I have published three monographs as well as a number of academic papers in a number of refereed and policy practitioner journals such as Defence Studies, Defence and Security Analysis, European Security, Mediterranean Quarterly, Central Asian Survey, Contemporary Security Policy, Mediterranean Politics, Jane’s Intelligence Review, Conflict Security Research Series-Sandhurst, and Contemporary Review. 

 As a Director of the Dartmouth Centre for Sea Power and Strategy, I have established strong links with professional and educational networks in the field of maritime security and strategy, which has spawned a number of collaborations and partnerships with NATO Maritime Command (MARCOM), Airbus Defence and Space UK, American University in the Emirates, Center for Maritime Strategy & Security at University of Kiel, NATO Maritime Interdiction Operational Training Centre (NMIOTC), United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network initiative, Hellenic National Defence College and Hellenic Ministry of Defence.

To this end, in the last five years, I have personally organised in collaboration with MARCOM, Royal Navy, Royal Marines, and the Hellenic National Defence College, a number of national-level conferences such as on ‘Deterrence and Defence: Allied Operational Dilemmas and Integrated Responses’ ‘Hybrid Warfare’. ‘Resurgent Russia’, ‘Application of Sea Power for NATO in the 21st century’ and ‘Mediterranean Security Threats’, (for more details see

 As a Director of the DCSS, I have implemented the accreditation of a number of professional courses from the British Government, including the Cyber Security Awareness Course for Seafarers (first British University to receive recognition), from Maritime Coast Guard Agency; Port Facility Security Officer Course, Department for Transport; Terrorism and Cyber Security Awareness Course with certified training by National Cyber Security Centre. 


International Security & Strategy

Maritime Security threats

Terrorism & Cyber Terrorism

Transnational Security Threats

MA Programme Leader for Applied Strategy and International Security


Contact Fotios

+44 1752 585575