Rem Korteweg

Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise 

European external policy, Europe's relations with the UK, geopolitics of energy, TTIP, security and defence policy, Asia, Middle East & North Africa.


Rem Korteweg is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER). He covers European foreign and security policy, and the geopolitics of energy and trade.  In 2012, he had a placement within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands as strategic policy advisor. Before joining CER, Rem worked at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies (HCSS). In 2006-2007 he was a Fulbright scholar at the Johns Hopkins-SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC. Rem has a PhD in International Relations from Leiden University, a masters in the History of International Relations from Utrecht University and a bachelors in Social Sciences from University College Utrecht. He is a committee-member of the Netherlands' Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV), which advises the Dutch government and parliament on foreign policy questions. 

He has published in a variety of newspapers and academic journals, and is the author of The superpower, the bridge-builder and the hesitant ally: How defence transformation divided NATO 1991-2008 (2011). 

Rem regularly blogs (in Dutch) about European energy politics at

He can be followed on Twitter at @CER_Korteweg

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