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2022. The EU’s foreign policy in the field of nuclear disarmament : how does it work and why does it often not work? EUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social Sciences. European University Institute

2015. A estratégia nuclear Norte Americana: evolução e tendências. (English version: U.S. Nuclear Strategy: Evolution and Trends). Lisboa: Instituto de Estudos Superiores Militares.

2010. O debate estratégico nuclear nos EUA (1945-2010): tendências e evolução (Portuguese version). Masters dissertation in International Relations. Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa

Chapters in Books

2019.  ‘Nuclear Deterrence and Security Cooperation: Post-Brexit Relations and Challenges,’ in: C. Baciu and J. Doyle (Eds.). Peace, Security and Defence Cooperation in Post-Brexit Europe. Springer

With S. Cabaço. 2013. ‘American Nuclear Strategy and Public Opinion,’ in: C. Belim and P. Calca (eds.), Image of U.S. Presidential Administrations: The Cases of George W. Bush and Barack Obama. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 169-204. 

Journal articles 

2011. ‘NATO’s Connected Forces Initiative: A Critical Appraisal ‘, Altantic Voices, 2 (11), pp. 5-10. (Available online)

Op-ed / Commentary 

2022. Will the EU diplomacy revive the Iran nuclear deal or keep spinning in a vacuum? Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, 21 July

2022. Why Europe slept? The failure to prevent the war in Ukraine. European Leadership Network (ELN) Commentary, 4 May

2022. The Ukraine war has ushered in a new global nuclear (dis)order. Responsible Statecraft, 6 April 

2020. The Future of European Security: Challenges and Opportunities. European Union Policy Studies, James Madison University, 19 May

2019. The  imminent  risk  of  nuclear  proliferation  in  t he  Middle   East.  EUI deas, 12  November

2018. Euro-nukes? A difficult but perhaps necessary debate. ELN Commentary, 7 December

Policy papers

2013. ‘United Nations Security Council Reform: the question of the veto power’. In: Multilateral Diplomacy Summer School Papers. New York: United Nations Institute for Training and Research, pp. 19-38 

Working papers

2019. EU’s foreign policy in the field of nuclear disarmament: the cases of Iran and DPRK. Paper presented at the International Relations Working Group Session (25 February) at SPS Department, European University Institute, Florence.

2018. EU’s Foreign Policy Making Process in the field of Nuclear Disarmament: Conditioning Factors and Criteria Indicators at Internal Level. Jean Monnet Working Papers on EU Multilateral Diplomacy #4. The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on EU Multilateral Diplomacy, Athens, Greece.

2018. Evolution of the EU’s foreign policy in the field of nuclear disarmament. Paper presented at the Nuclear Studies Reading Group (8 February) meeting at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Stanford University, Palo Alto, California

Papers presented in Academic Conferences   

2022. Middle East and the Dialogue on Nuclear Disarmament: A European Approach. Paper presentation at the Middle East Dialogue 2022: Towards an Israeli-Palestinian Settlement, Virtual Meeting, Policy Studies Organization, Washington, DC, 18 March (Presentation available online)

2017. The Iran Deal: Explaining the EU nonproliferation policy, Paper presentation in the Conference on Implications of the Nuclear Agreement with Iran, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 3-4 April.

2016. In pursuit of the nuclear disarmament norm: why do states disarm?, Draft paper submitted at the 6th European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Graduate Student Conference, University of Tartu, Estonia, 10-13 July.

With I. Galariotis. 2016. Tracing the Performance of International Organizations in Disarmament Affairs: The Case of the EU at the UN, Paper presentation at the 8th Pan-European (ECPR Standing Group) Conference on the European Union, University of Trento, Italy, 16-18 June.

2011. Rethinking U.S. Nuclear Strategy: differences between Obama and Bush policies, Paper presented on the 9th Spanish Association of Political Science and Administration Congress, University of Murcia, Spain, 8 September (Available online). 

2011. Addressing Obama’s Nuclear Vision under NATO Lisbon Summit auspices, Paper presented on the 6th ECPR General Conference, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, 25-27 August (Available online). 

2010. U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Its Image on Public Opinion and Media, Paper presented on the 3rd ECPR Graduate Conference, Dublin City University, Ireland,  31 August.

Newspaper(s) Interviews

2019. “Caxemira. A probabilidade de um conflito nuclear ‘é grande’,” Jornal Sol,  2 March (Portugal)

TV Commentary / Interviews

2022. Commentary on Vladimir Putin’s Victory Day speech. SIC Notícias, Edição do Meio-Dia, 9 May (Portugal)