Irene Kyriakopoulos is Distinguished Professor of National Security Policy, ICAF, National Defense University, and Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center. Her current research focuses on the European debt crisis, building on earlier work on European economic integration (‘After expansion: Europe in disunion?’, Mediterranean Quarterly, Winter 2004; and Trouble in Paradise? Europe in the 21st Century, with Steven P. Kramer, ND U Press, 1996). She holds a B.S. degree in economics from the University of Maryland, and Master’s and PhD degrees, also in economics, from The George Washington University.