Rizas Sotiris

Sotiris Rizas

Biographical note

Born in Athens in 1964
Director of Research, Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History/Academy of Athens
Doctorate, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens 1992
Diploma, Department of Political Science and International Studies, Panteios School of Political Sciences, Athens 1986
Member of the Advisory Board of the National Centre of Public Administration, 2008-2011
Teaching staff (postgraduate level) at the National School of Public Administration, European Political System and European Union and EU Policies 2008-2010
Taught on the Greek Dictatorship 1967-1974 at the joint postgraduate seminar of the departments of History-Archaeology/University of Athens, Political Science-Public Administration/University of Athens, Political Science-History/Panteion University, winter semester 2012-2013, winter semester 2013-2014, winter semester 2014-2015
Teaching staff, Hellenic History at the Hellenic Open University, 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
Stanley J. Seeger Visiting Fellow in Research, Hellenic Studies Program/Princeton University, 2004-2005
Visiting Research Associate, Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, King's College/University of London, 1994-1995
Postgraduate fellowship, Department of Communication and Mass Media, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, 1991-1992


The Rise of the Left in Southern Europe: Anglo-American Responses, London: Pickering and Chatto 2012

Formulating a policy towards Eastern Europe on the eve of Détente: The USA, the Allies and Bridge Building, 1961-1964, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, 12/1, 2014, p. 18-40

The search for an exit from the dictatorship and the transformation of Greek Conservatism, The Historical Review / La Revue Historique, Section of Neohellenic Research / Institute of Historical Research, XI/2014, p. 9-30

Domestic and External Factors in Greece's Relations with the Soviet Union: Early Cold War to Détente, Mediterranean Quarterly, 24/1, 2013, p. 57-80

Geopolitics and Domestic Politics: Greece's Policy Towards the Great Powers during the Unraveling of the Interwar Order, 1934-1936, Contemporary European History, 20/2, 2011, p. 137-156

Managing a Conflict between Allies: United States policy between Greece and Turkey with relation to the Aegean Dispute, 1974-1976, Cold War History, 9/3, 2009, p. 367-387

Atlanticism and Europeanism in Greece's Foreign and Security policy in the 1970s, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, 8/1, 2008, p. 51-66

The Greek military regime's policy towards Cyprus, 1967-1974 in K. Featherstone (guest ed.), The Greek Junta Three Decades On, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, University of Minnesota, vol. 18-19, 2002-2003, p. 239-252

American and British Policy toward Cyprus, 1963-1964, Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, University of Minnesota, vol. 18-19, 2002-2003, p. 151-180

The Office of Strategic Services in Occupied Greece, 1943-1944, Academy of Athens 2012

From Liberation to the Civil War, Athens: Kastaniotis 2011

Konstantinos Karamanlis, Athens: Skai Books 2009

Greek Politics after the Civil War: Parliamentarianism and Dictatorship, Athens: Kastaniotis 2008

Greece and the Balkans in Transition, 1960-1974. From the Cold War to Détente, Athens: Sideris 2006

Greek-Turkish Relations and the Aegean, 1973-1976, Athens: Sideris 2006

Chronology of Events 1940-1944 from the archives of US services, Athens, Academy of Athens 2004

From Crisis to Détente: Konstantinos Mitsotakis and the policy of Greek-Turkish Rapprochement, Athens: Papazisis 2003

The United States, the dictatorship of the colonels and the Cyprus question, 1967-1974, Athens: Patakis 2002

Greece, the United States and Europe, 1961-1964, Political and economic aspects of the security problem between Cold War and Détente, Athens: Patakis 2001

Union-Partition-Independence. The United States and Britain in the quest for a Solution of the Cyprus problem, Athens: Vivliorama 2000

The Cyprus question at a Critical Turn. Greek Policy and the Acheson Plan (1964), Athens: Grigoris 1997

The Macedonian Question. Foreign Intervention and Greek Policy, Athens: Grigoris 1996

The Presidency of the Republic in Greek Politics, 1924-1935 & 1974-1985, Athens: Papazisis 1992




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