Theodore Tsakiris is completing his Ph.D. at Panteion University of Athens on the energy security policies of the Great Powers (US, Britain, Russia/USSR) over the last 100 years (1904-2004). Since August 2004, he has served as Scientific Advisor to a senior member of the Permanent Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs of the Hellenic Parliament, as well as to the Secretary General of the Orthodox Inter-Parliamentary Assembly. And, since September 2005, he has worked as a Research Fellow at the Hellenic Center for European Studies (EKEM), a think-tank supervised by the Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he contributes a monthly analysis on primarily Energy Security issues and the Geoeconomics of the Former Soviet Union. Mr. Tsakiris also served as a Core Research Fellow at the Defence Analysis Institute/IAA, the in-house think-tank of the Hellenic Ministry of Defence. Before joining IAA and EKEM, he served during the Hellenic Presidency of the European Union as a member of three ad hoc committees consulting then Foreign Minister George Papandreou on EU energy policy, EU-Russian relations, and EU policies in Transcaucasia/Central Asia. He received an MA in international security policy from Georgetown University. While in Washington, DC, he worked as a political risk analyst at the energy consultancy firm of Robert McFarland, President Reagan's National Security Advisor. He also interned as a Research Analyst at the Energy Security Forum of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Middle East Program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He is fluent in Greek, English, and French and has advanced level reading and listening comprehension of Italian and Spanish. He has published several papers on Energy Geopolitics in industry and academic journals such as, Alexander's Oil & Gas, Global Pipelines Monthly, Defensor Pacis, Geostrategy, Comparative Strategy, Perceptions, and World Pipelines.