Niklas Bremberg

Niklas Bremberg

Research Fellow

Niklas Bremberg is Research Fellow at the Europe Programme, Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). His research focuses on regional security practices, security communities and EU foreign and security policy, especially towards the southern Mediterranean.

Niklas Bremberg holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Stockholm and has been visiting researcher at the University of Toronto, the University of Liverpool, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the European Policy Centre (Brussels). His expertise covers EU foreign and security policy, EU’s relations and policies toward countries in the southern Mediterranean, especially North Africa and Morocco, as well as Spanish foreign and security policy. He has taught political science and international relations at Stockholm University, the Swedish Defence University and Uppsala University. He also holds a position at the Department of Government, Uppsala University, as research coordinator for the Swedish Network for European Studies in Political Science (SNES).

Areas of expertise:

EU foreign and security policy, European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), Spain, Morocco


Niklas Bremberg (2016) Diplomacy and Security Community-Building: EU and crisis management in the Western Mediterranean, London: Routledge

Federica Bicchi & Niklas Bremberg (2016) “European diplomatic practices: contemporary challenges and innovative approaches” European Security, 25:4, pp.391-406.

Niklas Bremberg (2016) “Making sense of the EU’s response to the Arab spring: Foreign policy practice at times of crisis”, European Security, 25:4, pp.423-441.

Niklas Bremberg (2015) “The EU as security community-building institution: venues, networks and cooperative security practices”, Journal of Common Market Studies, 53:3, pp.674-694

Niklas Bremberg & Pernille Rieker (2016) “Security Community-Building in Times of Crisis: Morocco, the ENP, and Practices of Mutual Responsiveness” in: Rieker, P. (ed.) Security Communities and External Governance Houndmills: Palgrave






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