Javier Jordan is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration at the University of Granada, Spain. He is a Director of the Master in Strategic Studies and International Security at the University of Granada. He is Editor-in-chief of the Journal of International Security Studies (RESI) and director of the platform on strategic studies and Defence policy Global Strategy.
He is author of 30 articles published in scientific journals; author, co-author or editor of 14 books; and lead-researcher of 7 research projects. He contributes frequently to different Spanish think-tanks.
He has been visiting researcher in the Center of International Studies at the University of Oxford, the European Institute of the London School of Economics, Institute of International Politics of the King’s College of London, and the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He was an invited lecturer and gave seminars about Security and Defense at the Institute of Political Studies of Burdeos and the University of La Sapienza in Rome. He participated as an expert in Terrorism in the Project Interchange (Israel, 2007) and in the International Visitor Leadership Program of the US Department of State (2008).
He has been invited to give talks at the National Intelligence Center, the Division of Training of the National Police Corps; the School of Police of Cataluña; the Spanish Army War College; the General Academies of the three components of the Armed Forces (Zaragoza, Marín and San Javier); the Intelligence Center of the Armed Forces; the Superior Centre of the National Defense Studies; The Brazilian Intelligence Agency, the Naval War College of Peru and in more than twenty Spanish Universities. In 2010 he participated as a speaker about international terrorism in one of the seminars that led to the elaboration of the first Spanish National Security Strategy.
Javier Jordan has lead the research project Future Operative Environment of the Spanish Army funded by the University of Granada – Spanish Army Training and Doctrine Command (MADOC) Centre. He has been member of the Spanish team in the Multinational Capabilities Development Campaign 2017-2018 Countering Hybrid Warfare (Full report here). He has participated in the Futures Research Project of the Spanish Institute for Strategic Studies (Spanish Ministry of Defence, 2017-2018).
Javier Jordan has been leading researcher of the National Plan I+D+I CSO2010-17849 project The organizational structure of International Terrorism: Analysis of its evolution and its implications for the European security. He has also directed the investigation project Present and Future Conflicts of the Analysis Division of MADOC (results of which were used in the elaboration of the document PD3-301 Counter-insurgency, of the Spanish Army) and formerly was a Research Fellow at NATO. Additionally, he was a member of the international project Collective Expertise on Terrorism in Europe: Cross-Fertilising Scholarly and Intelligence and Law-Enforcement Approaches, financed by the Program AGIS of the European Commission; and of the research project Communicative action and political communication in the terrorist phenomenon. Strategies to deny support for the violent, financed by the University Institute General Gutiérrez Mellado. He also participated as an investigator in the international project La question terroriste contemporaine: un détour par l’ ‘ancien’ pour comprendre le ‘nouveau’, directed by the Institute of Higher Studies of Interior Security of the French Ministry of Interior; participated in the research project Understanding Terrorism: Lessons of the Past–Indicators for the Future, funded by the Department of Defense of the United States.
In 2010 he was awarded a Medal of Merit for his collaboration with the Police of the Generalitat de Catalunya. In 2015 he was awarded with the Medal of Civilian Merit. In 2021 he was awarded with the Medal of Military Merit.