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Antonia Dimou

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Antonia Dimou is a fellow at the Center for Strategic Studies, University of Jordan and Jordan editor at the World Security Network. She is head of the Middle East and Gulf Unit at the Defense and Security Analyses Institute in Athens, and is senior fellow of the Center for Middle East Development, UCLA.

Ms. Dimou was special advisor to the Greek ministers of national defense on Middle East issues from 2004 to 2006, and an expert at the General Directorate of Economic Planning and Industrial Development, Greek Ministry of Defense, 2003.

She was resident specialist at the Defense Analyses Institute, Greek Ministry of Defense, from 2000 to 2003, and Middle East studies coordinator at the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) from 2002 to 2006. She was also researcher at the Center for Mediterranean and Middle East Studies (KEMMES), Institute of International Relations (IIR), from 2000 to 2001, and an analyst at the Center for Analysis and Planning, Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2001.

Her research interests lie in the Middle East peace process, regional security architectures, political Islam and Iranian domestic as well as foreign policy issues.

She has numerous articles and monographs, including:

  • "Alternative Strategies for Gulf Security: Kuwaiti, Iraqi, and European Perspectives" by Sami al-Faraj, Mustafa Alani, and Antonia Dimou, Middle East Policy Journal, Vol. XI, Fall 2004;

  • "The Consequences of the Iraq Crisis on the Middle East," in Greece and the World Yearbook, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy, Athens 2004;

  • "Post-War Iraq: Regional Implications and Alignments," Defense Analyses Institute, July 2003;

  • "Islamic Organizations and the Road Map Peace Plan," Defensor Pacis, Issue 13, July 2003;

  • "Emerging Structural Changes in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Greece-Israel-Cyprus Partnership, working paper, The U.C.L.A. Burkle Center for International Relations, December 2003;

  • Turkish-Israeli Alliance: Attitudes, Responses, and Impact," Defense Analyses Institute, May 2002;

  • "The Impact of the Sept. 11 Attacks on the Eastern Mediterranean and the Wider Middle East," and "The Israeli-Palestinian Crisis and Its Impact on the Region," Defense Analyses Institute and Center for Strategic Studies of the University of Jordan, 2001-2002;

  • "Behind the Turkish-Israeli Alliance," Hellenic Studies Journal, (Canada: Autumn 2001).
She speaks English and Arabic and has a working knowledge of Iranian.

Dimou's opinions and articles on the Middle East can be viewed at: Work Samples

Gas Discoveries in the East Mediterranean
Jordan's Energy Policy Key to Its Economy
WMD-Free Middle East
Fateh-Hamas Reconciliation Agreement: An Opportunity for Peace
Syria's Arab Spring and Its Regional Impact
Spring of Reforms for the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Iran's Nuclear Program at the Crossroads: Greece's Role in Mediation
Yemen on the Brink
Jordan: Success Story of the IMF
Israel's Second Disengagement from Gaza
The Nuclear Issue in Iran
Cyprus: The Time Has Come…
Security Structures in the Post-War Middle East: Europe's Role in the Persian Gulf

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