Luis Simón is a Director of the Research Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) and a Research Professor in International Security at the Brussels School of Governance (BSoG-VUB). He is also the Director of the Brussels office of the Elcano Royal Institute. Luis is a frequent lecturer on geopolitical and strategic affairs at several universities and defence colleges. 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 Master's degree from the Institute d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po).
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.