Félix Arteaga

Senior Analyst
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Félix Arteaga is a Senior Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and a Lecturer at the Instituto Universitario General Gutiérrez Mellado (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, UNED). He has a doctorate in International Relations and a BSc in Political Science from Madrid’s Universidad Complutense. He also has a degree in Law (UNED), is an Officer in the Spanish Armed Forces (Reserve) and holds a diploma in National Security Management from Washington’s National Defense University. He was previously an Associate Lecturer at Madrid’s Universidad Carlos III, taught at the postgraduate level at the Universidad Autónoma and Universidad Complutense in Madrid and was Senior Analyst at the Instituto de Cuestiones Internacionales and the Civil Guard’s Duque de Ahumada and Internal Security institutes. He has received scholarships from NATO, the WEU and the Ministry of Education. Between 1999 and 2001 he directed the European Commission’s Security Sector Reform Programme in Paraguay.

Areas of research: his area of expertise is international security and defence. Over the past few years he has carried out research on defence policy, international, European and national security, international missions and international crisis management. His current field of research is focused on evaluating the impact of globalisation on all these issues, the changes in the strategic culture of leaders and public opinions and the adaptation of security and defence policies to the new challenges facing the governance and stability of developed societies.

Featured publications‘La Defensa que viene. Criterios para la reestructuración de la Defensa en España’ (Elcano Policy Paper 3/2013), ‘El planeamiento estratégico de seguridad y defensa en España’ (co-authored with E. Fojón, IUGGM, Madrid, 2006), Guía de investigación sobre paz, seguridad y defensa (compiler, IUGGM, Madrid, 2006) and La identidad europea de seguridad y defensa (Biblioteca Nueva, Madrid, 1999).


  • Round table “Ukraine, one year later” (2023)
  • Rountable ‘European security after Ukraine: The role of defence innovation’  (2022)
  • Roundtable "Implications of the Ukranian armed conflict for the global geopolitical confrontation" (2022)
  • Roundtable "Ukraine and the future of the international order" (2022)

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