Felix Arteaga is senior analyst for security and defence at the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies of Madrid since 2007. His former posts include Advisor to the Cabinet of the Guardia Civil, from 2002 to 2003; Director of the Security Sector Reform program for Paraguay, European Commission DG IB (PRY/B7-310/96/333) for State Governance, from 1999 to 2002 and Spanish Army Officer, Major (reserve) from 1973 to 1987. He is currently Professor of International Security at the General Gutiérrez Mellado University Institute (Ministry of Defence – Open University). He holds a PhD in International Relations from Complutense University, a degree in Law from National Open University, a degree in Political Science from Complutense University and a diploma in National Security Management from Washington’s National Defense University.
Research Areas: Defense Policy, International Security and European Security. His current research is focused on evaluating the impact of globalization on security and defence policies together with the changes in the strategic culture of leaders and public opinions. In particular, he is searching and developing new concepts with regard to the implementation of National Security in Spain, including maritime security. His research findings can be found on the website of the Elcano Royal Institute.