Rubén Arcos

Rubén Arcos

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Rubén Arcos (Madrid, 1977) 

Dr. Rubén Arcos is a lecturer and researcher in communication sciences at University Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, and a coordinator of the MOOC Strategic Communication to Counter Security Threats in the Disinformation Era.
Program Co-Chair for the Intelligence Studies Section (ISS) of the International Studies Association (ISA). He is the co-founder and co-director of IntelHub – International Online Intelligence Hub, an international network for the study of intelligence. He is a freelance contributor of Jane’s Intelligence Review and Deputy Editor of The International Journal of Intelligence, Security, and Public Affairs (Routledge). He is a member of the expert pool on information of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. Arcos has served as senior consultant (NKE) for the Security Sector Reform component of EU funded State-Building Contract 1 Complementary Support in The Gambia (2018-2020).

Arcos is currently a researcher and core theme leader in the EU-HYBNET project – Empowering a Pan-European Network to Counter Hybrid Threats (a five-year-long project funded by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Programme); a researcher in the project CRESCEnt – Mind the gap in media coverage and strategic communication in case of security threats: the development of critical thinking and responsible reaction, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union; and was appointed national member of the NATO Science & Technology Organization’s Research Task Group SAS-114 on “Assessment and Communication of Uncertainty in Intelligence to Support Decision-Making”.
His latest books are “The Art of Intelligence: More Simulations, Exercises, and Games” (Rowman & Littlefield’s Security and Professional Intelligence Education Series, 2019; edited with W. J. Lahneman, and “Intelligence Communication in the Digital Era: transforming security, defence and business” (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015; edited with R. H. Pherson). His work has been published in indexed academic journals like Intelligence and National Security, International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, Technology Analysis and Strategic Management, and Public Relations Review, among others. Most recently, he has guest co-edited the special issue on Digital Communication and Hybrid Threats of the academic journal ICONO 14 (2021).


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