Van Gelis

Specialization: Middle East
Location: Greece
Activity: Writer, Researcher

Born in Athens, Greece, a son of political refugees, who were exiled during US backed military dictatorship in 1967. He grew up both in London and Athens and was educated in both cities. Involved with the Greek Left, he has translated Greek revolutionary history texts into English and was a participant in the Greek Square's movement of 2011. Authored a number of books recently with a particular emphasis on the rise of Syria and Syriza in power.