George Fidas

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Areas of Expertise

Intelligence and National Security; Transnational Security Issues; Health and National Security; Balkan Politics; Language (Modern Greek, Professional working proficiency; French, Limited working proficiency)

George Fidas' professional experience includes: Political Analyst, Central Intelligence Agency, 1973-2004; Director of National Intelligence Faculty Representative, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1993-96; Contract Professor, National Defense Intelligence College, 2004-07



BA, University of Rhode Island, 1965;
MA, University of Rhode Island, 1969;
“ABD”, University of Maryland, 1967-70


George C. Fidas,, “The Terrorist Threat: Existential or Exaggerated? A ‘Red Cell’ Perspective,” International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence, Vol. 21, 2008
George C. Fidas, “Health and Security” chapter in Spear J. and Williams, PD, Security and Development in Global Politics: A Critical Comparison, 2012, Georgetown University Press
George Fidas and Jeffrey Simon, “Balkans,” in Straegic Assessment 1997: Flashpoints and Force Structure, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University, 145-156.
George C. Fidas, “The Evolution of Cypriot Communism,” Studies in Comparative Communism, Vol. VI, No. 4 (Winter, 1973) 437-444


Commander’s Medal, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1996; Career Intelligence Medal, Central Intelligence Agency, 2005

Classes Taught

Fundamentals of Intelligence, Transnational Security Issues; The Mediterranean Region