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Coastal Carolina University
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, South Carolina



Joseph George Fitsanakis


intelligence, espionage, security, terrorism, wiretapping, computer hacking, cybersecurity, cyberespionage, Edward Snowden, North Korea, National Security Agency, NSA, Central Intelligence Agency, CIA

Thomas W. and Robin W. Edwards College of Humanities and Fine Arts

Joseph Fitsanakis, BSocSc, MSc, PhD, is assistant professor of political science in the Department of Politics and Geography at Coastal Carolina University. Prior to joining Coastal's Intelligence and National Security Studies program, Fitsanakis built the Security and Intelligence Studies program at King University, where he also directed the King Institute for Security and Intelligence Studies. An award-winning professor, Fitsanakis has taught and written extensively on subjects such as international espionage, intelligence tradecraft, counterintelligence, wiretapping, cyberespionage, transnational crime and intelligence reform. He is a frequent contributor to television and radio, such as BBC, ABC and NPR, and his work has been referenced in numerous outlets, including The Washington Post, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, The Independent, The Guardian, Politico, The Huffington Post and Wired. He is senior editor at

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Phone: 843-349-6618