Rafael Bardaji is a member of the Atlantic Council’s Strategic Advisors Group. He has published several books and multiple works for scholarly journals. He was the founder and Director of the Grupo de Estudios Estrategicos until 1996 when he served as the executive adviser to the Spanish Ministers of Defense Eduardo Serra and Federico Trillo. He is also a member of the IISS in London and the International Council of the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis. Mr. Bardaji is a graduate in Political Sciences and Sociology from the Complutense University of Madrid.