Rem Korteweg

Head Europe in the World Unit/Senior Research Fellow


  • Europe and its Neighbours
  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Europe

Rem Korteweg is head of the Europe in the World unit at Clingendael Research. He works on European external policy, with a specific focus on the intersection between foreign policy, trade and security issues.

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 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 issues.

He is a regular contributor to various international 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 its Neighbours

Is Merkel squandering Europe's strong economy?

21 June 2017 - 10:06
Europe and the EU

'In Brexit talks, don’t bargain over security'

06 April 2017 - 10:45
Support for the EU

Did the Netherlands stop the populist tide?

20 March 2017 - 11:52
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Europe and the EU

Preparing Dutch business for Brexit

07 September 2017 - 10:33