Analysing international policy processes and Lithuania’s role in them

Rafael José De Espona

Associate Expert

Rafael José de Espona is Correspondant Member – Section of Military Law of the Royal Academy of Law of Spain (RAJYL). He defended his doctorate at Law in 2008 (UDC – Spain). He belonged to the Board of Trustees of at the Vilnius Institute of International Relations and Political Science (TSPMI – VU) since 2008 till 2021. Between 2012 and 2015, he was Lecturer of the Universitary Course on Energy Security – Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado (IUGM – UNED) Spanish Ministry of Defence.

He joined in 2013 the International Editorial Board of the Journal of Security and Sustainability Issues (The General Jonas Žemaitis Military Academy of Lithuania – Ministry of National Defence). Between 2018 and 2020, he was member of the STRATCOM Doctrine Study Group at the Spanish General Staff Commander`s Technical Cabinet (GABTECJEMAD). Since year 2004, Dr. De Espona is Honorary Consul of the Republic of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Spain (region of Galicia).


02 Lithuania
03 Baltic States

Publications by the author

More publications

Other analysts and experts

Edward Lucas Associate Expert

He is a former senior editor of the British weekly The Economist and is a non-resident senior analyst at CEPA.

Linas Kojala Director

Linas Kojala is a Director of a think-tank, the Eastern Europe studies centre, in Vilnius, Lithuania. He teaches international relations at Vilnius University and is an Associate at the Negotiation Task Force, Davis Center, Harvard University. 

Nicolas Tenzer Associate Expert

Nicolas Tenzer is a lecturer at the Paris University of Political Studies, the author of three official reports to government, including two on international strategy, and 22 books.

Bernard-Henri Levy

Bernard-Henry Levy is a renowned French philosopher, journalist, activist and one of the most popular authors in Europe today.