Emmanuel Karagiannis obtained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hull in Great Britain. His field of research was the connection between pipeline development and security in the Caucasus region. This culminated in its publication as a book by Routledge, entitled “Energy and Security in the Caucasus” (New York & London: 2002). He received his B.A in European Community Studies from London South Bank University and an M.A in International Security Studies from the University of Reading in Great Britain. During 2005, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania‚s Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict. His articles have been published in the following peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Southern Europe and the Balkans(2003), Central Asian Survey (2004), State, Religion and Society (2005), Europe-Asia Studies(March 2006), Nationalities Papers (March 2006), Terrorism and Political Violence (May 2006), andNationalism and Ethnic Politics (Summer 2007).
During his stay at the MacMillan Center (January-February 2008), Karagiannis examined November 17 terrorist group and left-wing extremism in post-1974 Greece. More specifically, he applied rational choice theory to understand 17N’s strategy and tactics.