Álvaro Vicente

Álvaro Vicentes, Analyst in the Programme on Violent Radicalisation and Global Terrorism at the Elcano Royal Institute, and Lecturer in Political Science at the Rey Juan Carlos University
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Álvaro Vicentes an Analyst in the Programme on Violent Radicalisation and Global Terrorism at the Elcano Royal Institute. He is also a Lecturer in Political Science at the Rey Juan Carlos University, where he teaches courses on security and terrorism. He holds degrees both in History and in Journalism from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos and a MA in Terrorism Studies from the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, working on a thesis focused on the jihadist mobilization of minors in Spain.

He participates in publicly (Horizon 2020 Program) and privately funded projects dealing with terrorism, violent radicalisation and organized crime, such as the EU Horizon 2020 Project “MINDb4ACT: Mapping, Identifying and Developing skills and opportunities in operating environments to co-create innovative, ethical and effective Actions to tackle radicalization leading to violent extremism” (2017-2020), led by the Elcano Royal Institute; the PMI research project “From Criminals to Terrorists and Back?” (2017-2019), led by Globsec Policy Institute, Bratislava; and “Extremist Offenders Project”, led by the International Center for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), London.

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Research Areas: the evolution of jihadist terrorism in Spain, minors’ radicalisation and de-radicalisation processes, the prevention of violent extremism in prison, and the crime-terror nexus.

Selected Publications: Yihadismo y yihadistas en España: quince años después del 11-M (co-authored with Fernando Reinares and Carola García-Calvo, Madrid: Real Instituto Elcano, 2019); “Evidencia cuantitativa sobre entornos y ámbitos de radicalización entre yihadistas en España”, (co-authored with Carola García-Calvo) pp. 43-55 in Rut Bermejo e Isabel Bazaga (eds.) Radicalización violenta en España. Detección, gestión y respuesta (Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2019); Fórmulas utilizadas para la radicalización y el reclutamiento yihadista de menores en España (ARI 76/2018, Real Instituto Elcano, 2018) or “Differential Association Explaining Jihadi Radicalization in Spain: A Quantitative Study” (co-authored with Fernando Reinares and Carola García-Calvo), CTC Sentinel, 10: 6 (2017), pp. 29-36.

Other contact information:  Álvaro Vicente on LinkedIn.


  • EUTEx. Breaking the Cycle: Advancing Disengagement and Reintegration of Terrorist and Extremist Offenders (2023)
  • EUTEx Living Lab in Madrid (2022)

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