About John Sakellariadis

John Sakellariadis is a 2021-2022 Fulbright US Student Research Grantee. He holds a Master’s degree in public policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia and a Bachelor’s degree in History & Literature from Harvard University.

NBN Episodes hosted by John:

Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil, "Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer" (Naval Institute Press, 2019)

April 29, 2022

Chinese Communist Espionage

Peter Mattis and Matthew Brazil

In Chinese Communist Espionage: An Intelligence Primer (Naval Institute Press, 2019), authors Mathew Brazil and Peter Mattis present an unprecedented …

James Shires, "The Politics of Cybersecurity in the Middle East" (Hurst, 2021)

December 9, 2021

The Politics of Cybersecurity in the Middle East

James Shires

How has “cybersecurity” become a catch-all for everything that touches our digital world? In his new book, The Politics of Cybersecurity in the Middle…

Herbert Lin, "Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons" (Stanford UP, 2021)

November 22, 2021

Cyber Threats and Nuclear Weapons

Herbert Lin

What does America’s growing dependence on modern information technology systems mean for the management of its nuclear weapons? In his new book, Cyber…

Jo-Marie Burt, "Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru: Silencing Civil Society" (Palgrave Macmillan, 2008)

September 29, 2021

Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru

Jo-Marie Burt

These days, anyone paying close attention to Peru is awash in déjà vu: the ghosts of Peru’s once-brutal war with the Maoist insurgent group Sendero Lu…

Stephen Biddle, "Nonstate Warfare: The Military Methods of Guerillas, Warlords, and Militias" (Princeton UP, 2021)

August 27, 2021

Nonstate Warfare

Stephen Biddle

From the Taliban to Hezbollah, armed nonstate actors and civil warfare have dominated the US national security debate for much of the last 20 years. Y…

Phillip T. Lohaus, "Power and Complacency: American Survival in an Age of International Competition" (U Nebraska Press, 2021)

July 21, 2021

Power and Complacency

Phillip T. Lohaus

Why has the United States, the world’s premier military and economic power, struggled recently to achieve its foreign policy desiderata? How might Ame…

Jacqueline L. Hazelton, "Bullets Not Ballots: Success in Counterinsurgency Warfare" (Cornell UP, 2021)

May 13, 2021

Bullets Not Ballots

Jacqueline L. Hazelton

Why do liberal great powers like the United States struggle to defeat insurgencies across the globe? In her new book, Bullets Not Ballots: Success in …

John Ferris, "Behind the Enigma: The Authorized History of GCHQ, Britain’s Secret Cyber-Intelligence Agency" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

April 28, 2021

Behind the Enigma

John Ferris

For more than a hundred years, Britain’s signals intelligence agency, GCHQ, has played a central role in the conduct of British statecraft. But the or…

Ronald J. Deibert, "Reset: Reclaiming the Internet for Civil Society" (House of Anansi, 2020)

February 26, 2021


Ronald J. Deibert

Ronald Deibert is a professor of Political Science at the University of Toronto and the Director of The Citizen Lab, a public interest research organi…

Nicole Perlroth, "This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends: The Cyberweapons Arms Race" (Bloomsbury, 2021)

February 18, 2021

This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

Nicole Perlroth

For years, cybersecurity experts have debated whether cyber-weapons represent a destabilizing new military technology or merely the newest tool in the…

Nina Jankowicz, "How to Lose the Information War: Russia, Fake News, and the Future of Conflict" (Bloomsbury, 2020)

February 10, 2021

How to Lose the Information War

Nina Jankowicz

Barely a month after the riot on the Capitol Building, the United States is no more adept at fending off foreign information operations than it was fo…

Eyck Freymann, "One Belt One Road: Chinese Power Meets the World" (Harvard UP, 2020)

December 2, 2020

One Belt One Road

Eyck Freymann

China’s One Belt One Road policy, or OBOR, represents the largest infrastructure program in history. Yet little is known about it with any certainty. …

Laura DeNardis, "The Internet in Everything: Freedom and Security in a World with No Off Switch" (Yale UP, 2020)

November 11, 2020

The Internet in Everything

Laura DeNardis

Most people recognize that the internet is growing at an exponential rate. But few have thought as deeply as Laura DeNardis, a Professor and Interim D…

K. A. Lieber and D. G. Press, "The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age" (Cornell UP, 2020)

November 3, 2020

The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution

Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press

In The Myth of the Nuclear Revolution: Power Politics in the Atomic Age (Cornell University Press, 2020), Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press tackle the…

Jon Lindsay, "Information Technology and Military Power" (Cornell UP, 2020)

October 7, 2020

Information Technology and Military Power

Jon Lindsay

Many assume that information technology will one day clear away the “fog of war.” But as Jon Lindsay shows in Information Technology and Military Powe…