Vassilis Ntousas

Vassilis Ntousas is International Relations Senior Policy Advisor at the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS), where he coordinates various international projects and activities and conducts political research. Vassilis received his MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics in 2011, specialising mainly in foreign policy analysis and international security issues. He had previously received a First Class Honours for his BA in International Relations and Politics from the University of Sheffield in 2008. Prior to joining FEPS, Vassilis worked as senior communications and political advisor at the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Greece, providing advice in the areas of international affairs and intercity diplomatic relations. He has extensive experience in strategic and tactical political communications, with a particular focus on crafting comprehensive, tailor-made messaging, engagement and outreach strategies. Vassilis began his career in Brussels taking part in a traineeship at the Secretariat General of the European Commission, where he carried out political analysis on the proceeding of various committees of the European Parliament, related to international affairs. Following this, he worked as a public affairs consultant at APCO Worldwide, representing a variety of high-profile clients, advising on policy-making and regulatory processes within the EU institutional landscape.

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War in Libya: the battle for Tripoli and Europe’s responsibility

General Khalifa Haftar’s push to seize Tripoli by force brings Libya to the brink of war again. The EU needs to get its act together and use its undeniable leverage in the country to prevent a full-blown war and set the bases for a peaceful resolution of the conflict. Since the fall of Muammar al-Qaddafi …

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The time has PESCOme

The creation of PESCO, which has been often equated to the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ of the Lisbon Treaty has defied expectations.

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The unbearable gravity of waiting

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has spanned decades but is any progress being made towards the much sought after two-state solution?

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The Chaos Trumplifier

All the chaos showcased during his campaign has been amplified, having been infused with the most dangerous of all attributes: power.

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The Great Call of China

A grand project that aims to weave much of Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East

The autocrat’s new clothes

The outcome of the April 16 referendum in Turkey ushers in one of the most, if not the most, radical transformation of the country since the proclamation of the republic in 1923. The electoral approval of a constitutional amendment package that bestows sweeping new powers to the office of the president is only ostensibly about …

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