José-Miguel Palacios (ES) was between 2011 and 2015 Head of the Analysis Division in the EU Intelligence Analysis Centre (EU INTCEN) of the European External Action Service in Brussels. He joined the EU Situation Centre (renamed EU INTCEN in 2012) in 2006 as an analyst, after having worked for the Spanish government since 1986 in several analytical roles. Currently he is a consultant at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (Barcelona) and a Professor at the “Master de Analista de Inteligencia” (UJRC-UC3M, Madrid). José Miguel Palacios holds a PhD in Political Science and is the author of Transición democrática postcomunista: democratización y estatalidad en la Unión Soviética y en Yugoslavia (2003). He is fluent in English, French, Russian and Serbian (Croatian, Bosnian).