Rem Korteweg

Senior Research Fellow/Head of Strategic Initiatives & Outreach


  • Europe in the World
  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Europe

Rem Korteweg is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. He works on Europe’s strategic role in the world, with a specific focus on the intersection between foreign policy, trade and security issues. Among his current research interests are Brexit, the future of the international trade system, and Europe’s changing relations with regional and global powers. Rem is also the coordinator of Clingendael’s public platform.

Until April 2017 Rem Korteweg was a senior research fellow at the Centre for European Reform (CER) in London. His research focused on Europe's neighbourhood, the geopolitics of trade, EU energy security, Brexit, and relations with Asia. Before joining CER, Rem worked at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies (HCSS). In 2012, he had a posting at the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs as strategic policy advisor. In 2006-2007, he was a Fulbright scholar at the Johns Hopkins-SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations in Washington DC. Rem holds 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. From 2011 to 2019 he was a committee-member of the Netherlands' Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV).

He is a regular contributor to various international and national media and has published in a variety of newspapers and academic journals. He is the author of “The superpower, the bridge-builder and the hesitant ally: How defence transformation divided NATO 1991-2008” (2011).

My work




Europe and the EU

Nederland weinig empathisch, wel effectief

02 October 2019 - 17:30
Europe in the World

Future of Europe Breakfast: Translantic Relations & China

11 September 2019 - 08:30
Europe in the World

How can the EU and Russia improve European security?

04 July 2019 - 17:00
Europe and the EU

Masterclass Europa #1: Brexit en Handel

15 April 2019 - 19:30
Europe and the EU

Brexit: close to the finish line or a kick in the long grass?

22 March 2019 - 15:30
Europe and the EU

German and Dutch business after Brexit

05 March 2019 - 15:00
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State of the Union Conference 2018

25 January 2018 - 10:13