(León, 1960) Coronel Pedro Baños is an army officer and a diplomat, currently in reserve. He is one of the foremost Spanish experts on geopolitics, strategy, defence, security, terrorism, intelligence and international relations. He has been Head of Counter-intelligence with the Eurocorps, Lecturer in Strategy with National Defence’s Educational Institute, and Head of the Department of Geopolitical Analysis at the Ministry of Defence. He has learned his trade in several countries including Turkey, Israel and China. He has written the books Así se domina el mundo. Desvelando las claves del poder mundial (2017) and El dominio mundial. Elementos del poder y claves geopolíticas (2018), both published by Ariel.