Professor at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (UAL)-International Relations Department.
Senior Researcher, Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (IPRI NOVA), and Associate Researcher at UAL’s OBSERVARE – Observatory of Foreign Relations. Senior Advisor, Instituto de Defesa Nacional. Senior Adviser, Fundação Oriente. Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations. Member of the Associação Portuguesa de Ciência Política. Member of the Real Instituto Elcano.
Political Advisor to President António Ramalho Eanes (1977-1986), President Mário Soares (1986-1996), and President Jorge Sampaio (1996-2006). Director of the Instituto Português de Relações Internacionais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2006-2011), and Professor of International Relations, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2006-2020). He was a Research Fellow at the Instituto de Ciências Sociais, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and taught international relations at several Portuguese universities since 1988.
He read Law and History at the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa, and holds a Master degree in International Relations from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris and a Doctoral degree in International Relations from the Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He has published several books, including O Pós-Guerra Fria (2016); A Balança da Europa (2017); Raymond Aron e a Guerra Fria (2018); O Regresso da Anarquia (2019); and O Mundo de Amanhã (2020).