New article : The Implications of the Euro Crisis for European Foreign Policy – Lessons from Crisis Management and International Trade

In a new article in European Foreign Affairs Review, I investigate the foreign policy consequences of the euro crisis. Two distinctive foreign policy areas are investigated: crisis management in North Africa and the negotiation of free trade agreements with the US and India.

The article employs an analytical framework that focuses on three key aspects shaping EU policy: capabilities, cohesion and context. The results suggest considerable changes in each, but not only in one direction: there are mechanisms driving policy in different directions which suggest a nuanced conclusion is required.

The overarching findings of the article, however, are that the foreign policy machinery of the EU has been rather resilient to the financial crisis but that great variation exists both between different foreign policy areas and between the different components that make up the EU as an international actor.

The article is published in European Foreign Affairs Review 19, no. 4 (2014): 483–502

Download the full text here!

Essay on the EU’s global role (in Swedish)

Vilket EU vill vi ha? Det är titeln på en ny forskningsantologi som nyligen släppts av forskningsinstitutet Ratio. Jag har bidragit med en essä om vilka möjligheter och vägval Europa står inför som en utrikespolitisk aktör: Hur ska man bäst spela på sina styrkor? Hur kan man enas om intressen och värderingar? Vilken roll spelar samarbetet med USA? Och vad betyder detta för t.ex. förmågan att påverka utvecklingen i Ukraina?

Hela mitt kapitel finns att läsa här: Kap 4 Vilket EU vill vi ha

En debattartikel baserat på kapitlet publicerades i Dagens Industri den 10 Mars

Mer info om boken och möjlighet att beställa finns här


New book on the future of intelligence

On 23 March an edited volume is released on Routledge with the titleThe Future of Intelligence – Challenges in the 21st century.

intel book

In the words of the editors, “the book analyses the different activities that make up the intelligence process, or the ‘intelligence cycle’, with a focus on changes brought about by external developments in the international arena, such as technology and security threats. Drawing together a range of key thinkers in the field, The Future of Intelligence examines possible scenarios for future developments, including estimations about their plausibility, and the possible consequences for the functioning of intelligence and security services.”

I was happy to contribute a chapter titled European Intelligence Cooperation. My chapter offers general insights into the incentives and disincentives of international intelligence cooperation as well as an analysis of current cooperation structures in Europe and their background and challenges.