Department: Relaciones Internacionales e Historia Global

Faculty: Ciencias Políticas y Sociología

Area: Public International Law and International Relations

Research group: Estudios rusos complutenses: lengua, literatura, cultura, religión, política y sociedad

Research group: Seguridad, desarrollo y comunicación en la sociedad internacional


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Doctor by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid with the thesis La política de seguridad de Rusia en el nuevo sistema internacional concepciones de Yeltsin a Putin (1996-2004) 2009. Supervised by Dr. Antonio Marquina Barrio, Dr. Santiago Petschen Verdaguer.

Dr Javier Morales is a Lecturer in International Relations at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. His research is focused on Russia's foreign policy and International Relations theory. He obtained his PhD in International Relations from Universidad Complutense in 2009, with a dissertation on Russia's security policy in the Yeltsin and Putin presidencies. He holds a BA in Political Sciences from the same university, as well as an MA in Peace, Security and Defence from the National University for Distance Education (UNED). He has taught at Universidad Europea de Madrid and Saint Louis University's Madrid Campus, using English as the language of instruction in both cases. He was a postdoctoral research associate at Universidad Carlos III, and Russia and Eurasia Coordinator at the Fundación Alternativas think tank. In 2010-2012 he was a visiting researcher at the University of Oxford, affiliated to the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, as a Senior Associate Member. His stay was supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education. He started his academic career thanks to a predoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Education's National Training Programme of University Lecturers. He has been a short-term visiting researcher at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), Carnegie Moscow Center, Centre for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) at the University of Birmingham, and Barcelona Institute of International Studies (IBEI).