We are delighted to announce a new multilingual and multidisciplinary platform aimed at analyzing and discussing Africa-related defense and security issues, with a special focus – but not limited to – on Portuguese-Speaking African Countries (PALOP). We intend to analyze major political, social and economic developments that influence security and defense issues across the PALOP’s and Africa as a whole, while assessing their regional and continental impact, as well as the extent to which it relates to major external actors. We appreciate comments and opinions from those in the general public who wish to express their opinions on the blogosphere. Feel free to send us your opinion/analysis pieces for publishing purposes. We are also open to accept new bloggers.
I'm an Infantry Lieutenant Colonel in the Portuguese Army with General Staff Course qualifications. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Peace and War Studies in New International Relations from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, a MA in Strategy from Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas at Universidade de Lisboa and a PhD in International Relations from the same university. He is currently conducting research at the Center for International Studies at the University of Lisbon (CEI-IUL) in a post-doctoral project on African Security and Defence architectures. He is a member of the editorial board of Revista Militar and Editor of the Revista PROELIUM at the Military Academy. LtCol Luis Bernardino regularly participates in national and international seminars and frequently publishes articles in journals on the subject of security and defence in Africa. He is currently Professor in the Department of Post-Graduate Studies at the Military Academy in Lisbon and member of the Directorate of the Centre for Investigation, Development and Research of the Military Academy (CINAMIL).