Bio

At the intersection of academic rigor and journalistic spontaneity, since 2000 I have been writing about international security. With an emphasis on the economic, political and social importance of America —an archive with all my publications in print media can be found here.

In the last few years, my research has focused on the way information technologies affect governance and the political process—my 2011 book, The Reinvention of Politics: Obama, the Internet and the New Public Sphere, focuses on this subject. It was published in Spain by Ediciones Península; in Uruguay, Colombia and Venezuela by Ediciones Puntocero; and in Argentina, Chile and Mexico by Editorial Planeta.

My background includes a master in Security Studies at King’s College London and in Journalism at El País newspaper in Madrid. Since 2006, I have been writing Route 66, a weekly column on America and its impact on world affairs.

I was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute, where I conducted research on the opportunities for progressive parties and oraganizations to redefine their political values based on the changes in the production model brought about information technologies. I am an associate at the Foreign Policy Observatory at Fundacación Alternativas (Madrid). During 2009-2010 I worked with Personal Democracy Forum, an organization based in New York that promotes the use of information technologies in government.

I have appeared in, amongst other news outlets, CNN, Radio Nederland and Cadena SER. My written analysis has appeared in The GuardianLa Nación (Buenos Aires), Reforma (Mexico City), O Globo (Rio de Janeiro) and El País (Madrid), among other newspapers.

I divide my time between Washington and Madrid.

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