Rem Korteweg joined the Centre for European Reform in January 2013, as a senior research fellow on foreign and security policy.
He works on security in the European neighbourhood, transatlantic relations, and how Europe pursues its interests amidst the rise of non-Western powers.
Before joining CER he worked as a strategic analyst at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies (HCSS), where he wrote on the future of the transatlantic alliance, developments in security and defence policy, critical materials policy and innovation, economic diplomacy, state fragility, and the Middle East. In 2012 he had a placement within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as strategic policy advisor.
In 2006-2007 he was a Fulbright scholar at the Johns Hopkins-SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC. Prior to that he was a visiting fellow at the EU-ISS in Paris and worked at the Netherlands' Institute for International Relations, Clingendael.
He has published in a variety of academic journals and newspapers and is the author of The superpower, the bridge-builder and the hesitant ally: How defence transformation divided NATO 1991-2008 (2011). Rem has a PhD in International Relations from Leiden University, an MA in the History of International Relations from Utrecht University and a BA in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht.
He is a committee-member of the Netherlands' Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), which advises government and parliament on foreign policy.
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Areas of expertise
Transatlantic relations, European external policy, strategic resources policy, security and defence policy, NATO, impact of the euro crisis on foreign affairs