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Luis Simón is Research Professor at the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Director of the Brussels office of the Royal Elcano Institute, and co-founder of the online magazine European Geostrategy. He is also Associate Fellow at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and the Baltic Defense College (Estonia), and a member of the Editorial Board of Parameters: The US Army War College Quarterly. 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 International Affairs, The Journal of Strategic Studies, Security Studies (forthcoming), Geopolitics, Survival, Orbis, The RUSI Journal, Comparative Strategy, Parameters or The International Spectator. His current research interests include the evolution of U.S. geostrategy and its impact upon the transatlantic relationship; European security; the future of NATO; and changing geostrategic dynamics in Asia and their implications for Europe. Luis has a PhD in International Relations from the University of London (Royal Holloway College) and a Masters in European Studies from Sciences-Po (Paris).