PhD Student in Political Science, ISCTE-IUL (since 2011)
Master of Arts in Security and Defense, Universidade Complutense de Madrid e Centro Superior de Estudios dela Defensa Nacional (2006-2008)
Bachelor in Policital Science, Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa (2002-2006)
Main Areas of Research
Islamism, Maghreb, Middle East, Terrorism, Political Violence
Government Advisor (desde 2011)
Researcher at OP – Observatório Político (2011-)
Researcher at IPRIS – Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais e Segurança – (2008-2011)
GEEMA (Grupo de Estudos Euro-Med-Atlânticos) Group Member, Luso-American Foundation for Development
MEMO (Mediterrâneo e Médio Oriente)Group Member, Instituto da Defesa Nacional
REET (Réseau d’Experts Européens sur le Terrorisme)Group Member, Fondation pour la Recherche Stratégique
“Portugal and the Maghreb: Time to renew the vows” (IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin, No.16, February 2011): 4-6.
“The spillover effects of Sidi Bouzid: a survivability test to the Tunisian regime” (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 32, January 2011).
“AQIM’s hostage taking and the ransom dilemma” (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 21, October 2010).
“Turkish disappointment: How the European Union contributed to Ankara’s new foreign policy” (Portuguese Journal of International Affairs, No. 3, Spring/Summer 2010): 24-32.
“AQIM and West Africa: Can Guinea-Bissau become a narco-terrorist platform?” (IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin, No. 10, August 2010): 2-3.
[com Pedro Seabra] “Combate ao Terrorismo na União Europeia: Construção de uma Abordagem Comum” (Segurança & Defesa, No. 14, July/September 2010): 36-47.
“Jihadism in Portugal: Grasping a Nebulous Reality” (Real Instituto Elcano, ARI No. 113, July 2010).
“Real reformism or political diversion? Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s role in domestic Libyan politics” (IPRIS Maghreb Review, No.3, June 2010): 3-4.
“Libya’s enfant terrible: New international context — same old attitude” (IPRIS Maghreb Review, No.1, April 2010): 2-3.
“Portugal and the Maghreb: Latest phase of a new possible foreign policy axis” (IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin, No.6, April 2010): 4-5.
“Islamist Terrorism in Algeria: From GIA to AQIM” (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 11, February 2010)”
“Portugal and ETA: A new pebble in the shoe?” (IPRIS Lusophone Countries Bulletin, No. 4, February 2010): 4-5.
“Tunisia: A socioeconomic oasis in a political desert” (IPRIS Viewpoints, No. 8, December 2009).
“Hamas: Encuadramiento en el conflicto interno Palestino” (Boletín de Información/CESEDEN, Ministério de Defensa, No. 304, 2008): 113-138.