Rem Korteweg

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform (CER)

Rem Korteweg is a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER). He covers European foreign rem-korteweg1and security policy, the geopolitics of energy and natural resources, transatlantic relations and how Europe pursues its interests amid the rise of non-Western powers.  

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), where he wrote on the future of the transatlantic alliance, Western defence policy, economic diplomacy and state fragility. In 2006-2007 he was a Fulbright scholar at the Johns Hopkins-SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC.

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 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 the Dutch government and parliament on foreign policy questions.

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



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