Ioannis-Sotirios Ioannou was born and raised in Athens. He originates from Limassol and is currently based in Nicosia. He is a political scientist and works as the editor-in chief and columnist at Politis Newspaper (International News Department). He holds a BA and Masters in International and European Studies (University of Piraeus) and a BA in Journalism (Centre for General and Sports Journalism, KAR, Athens). He has worked as a journalist for Greek, Cypriot and international publications and radio channels. He has published articles and analyses in scientific journals, and has served as an expert and associate for MPs in the Hellenic Parliament. His area of expertise covers international and regional conflicts, the Middle East, terrorism and security, as well as specific issues of diplomatic and military history and cultural affairs.