Luis Simón is research professor at the Institute for European Studies and director of the Brussels office of the Elcano Royal Institute. His current research interests include the evolution of U.S. geostrategy and its impact upon the transatlantic relationship; European geopolitics and security; the future of NATO; and changing geostrategic dynamics in Asia and their implications for Europe. Luis is a frequent lecturer on geopolitical and strategic affairs at several universities and defence colleges, and his research has appeared in prestigious journals, such as Security Studies, International Affairs, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Geopolitics, Survival, Orbis or The RUSI Journal. He is also an Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Baltic Defence College, and a member of the editorial board of Parameters: The US Army War College Quarterly. Earlier, he was a postdoctoral FWO Fellow at the School of International and Public Affairs (Columbia University) and a visiting fellow at the School of Advanced International Studies (Johns Hopkins University). Luis holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of London, and a Masters degree from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
- The Spectre of a Westphalian Europe, Whitehall Paper 90 (2018).
- Neorealism, Security Cooperation, and Europe’s Relative Gains Dilemma, Security Studies, 26:2 (2017), 185-212.
- The “Third” US Offset Strategy and Europe’s “Anti-Access” Challenge, Journal of Strategic Studies 39:3 (2016), 417-445.
- Balancing Priorities in America’s European Strategy, Parameters 46:1 (2016), 13-24.
- Seapower and US Forward Presence in the Middle East: Retrenchment in Perspective, Geopolitics 21:1 (2016), 115-147.
- Europe, the rise of Asia and the future of the transatlantic relationship, International Affairs 91:5 (2015), 269-289.
- Understanding US Retrenchment in Europe, Survival: Global Politics and Strategy 57:2 (2015), 157-172.