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Fernando Reinares, Class of 2015

Former Global Fellow and Public Policy Scholar Fernando Reinares's book Al-Qaeda's Revenge: The 2004 Madrid Train Bombings was recently reviewed in the January/February 2018 issue of Foreign Affairs. The review, written by Princeton Professor Andrew Moravcsik, states that Al Qaeda's Revenge is a "must-read for counterterrorism authorities and concerned citizens alike." The book tells the story of “3/11”—the March 11, 2004, bombings of commuter trains in Madrid. Fernando Reinares’s account draws on judicial, police, and intelligence documents to which he had privileged access, as well as on personal interviews with officials in Spain and elsewhere. A link to purchase the book can be found here

Fernando Reinares is director of the Program on Global Terrorism at the Elcano Royal Institute, as well as professor of political science and security studies at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, both in Madrid. He coedited, with Bruce Hoffman, The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden’s Death. He is also adjunct professor at Georgetown University and American University in Washington, D.C.