Panayiotis Hadjipavlis is an aviation and defence professional with over 25 years of experience in strategic planning, analysis and geopolitics. He holds an MBA, an MSc in Aviation Safety Management, a Master in Research in Geopolitics and Strategy and a Professional Master in Superior Military Studies whilst he is currently a Doctorate Candidate in Airspace Geopolitics at the Newcastle University, UK. He is an associate researcher at the University of Nicosia in the Department of International Relations and has been also an associate editor of the Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitical Review a peer-review journal specialized on geopolitics. He regularly participates in the issue of policy papers as well as in debates, conferences and meetings with prominent politicians and scholars discussing various geopolitical and security matters. As regards his professional career Major (AF) Panayiotis Hadjipavlis is currently a strategic analyst at the European External Action Service while he has been for more than five years the Deputy of the European Defence Agency Affairs’ Office of the Cyprus Ministry of Defence, responsible for Research and Technology. In 2008, he served as strategic analyst for the European Union Mission for Chad and CAR. He had the opportunity to work in a very demanding, complex, multinational environment where cooperation, negotiation, self-motivation and of course analytical skills were imperatives for the efficient and effective functioning of the analyst team.