Diana Barrantes Olías de Lima was Project Manager and Research Assistant at the Elcano Royal Institute. She has a BA in International Relations and Political Science from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense and an MA in Terrorism Studies from the Universidad Internacional de La Rioja. She has also studied Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick (UK) and Fine Arts at Madrid’s Universidad Complutense Madrid, in addition to having obtained diplomas in security, defence, diplomacy and cooperation in the Mediterranean and Asia-Pacific regions. She has been awarded several grants by the Spanish Ministry of Defence to attend specialised courses and was a member of the Spanish delegation for the Eurodefence Spain-Portugal 2013 international meeting and a founder of the Eurodefence Youth Council, in which she is a board member. She has previously worked as an analyst at the Unit for Mediterranean Affairs of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and cooperated with Global Footprint Network.
Research areas: in recent years she has worked on the Mediterranean and Arab world and on issues related to security and defence –Middle-Eastern politics, international terrorism, counterinsurgency and the fight against terrorism–.
Selected publications: ‘España y la cumbre de la OTAN en Gales’ (co-authored with F. Arteaga, ARI, nr 41/2014, Elcano Royal Institute, 29/VIII/2014). She has written papers for specialized institutions such as the CESEDEN and the IUGM in addition to having contributed articles in the Spanish press, including the dailies El País and El Mundo, and in digital media such as Comunicaliza, WiththeVoices and the Elcano Blog.
Other contact information: Diana Barrantes Olías de Lima on Linkedin.