Mary Bossis is associate professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Piraeus, Greece. Her research interests focus on issues of international security and terrorism.
Nikolaos Lampas is adjunct lecturer in the Department of International Relations, University of Piraeus, Greece. His research interests focus on American foreign policy, the Middle East, and the nexus between refugee studies and terrorism.
Increased refugee flows in Greece have raised concerns in Greek society about the potential threat of refugee radicalization. This essay assesses that potential based on theoretical approaches. It finds that the living conditions in refugee camps as well as negative Greek public opinion elevate the threat of refugee radicalization for Greece. The authors offer policy recommendations to address the phenomenon.