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



Security and Defence

Expert Insights: Transatlantic Relations

16 June 2021 - 09:00
Europe and the EU

Cinq leçons à tirer des élections néerlandaises

31 March 2021 - 14:28
Europe in the World

What do the elections tell us about Dutch EU policy?

29 March 2021 - 15:21
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Europe in the World

State of the Union – Europe caught up in polycrisis?

02 November 2020 - 13:00
Foreign Affairs Barometer

Debate: The transatlantic relationship after the US elections

27 October 2020 - 15:00
Europe in the World

Future of Europe Breakfast: Europe's far-right surge

23 January 2020 - 08:00
Europe in the World

Human rights in a world of great power competition

27 November 2019 - 15:00
Europe in the World

Future of Europe Breakfast: The China-US trade war

11 October 2019 - 08:30
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07 March 2019 - 10:24

State of the Union Conference 2018

25 January 2018 - 10:13