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Dr Tarja Cronberg

Distinguished Associate Fellow

Dr Tarja Cronberg

Tarja Cronberg

Dr Tarja Cronberg is a Distinguished Associate Fellow within SIPRI’s Armament and Disarmament research area. Cronberg has a long record of activities both as an academic in security and peace studies and as a politician in foreign and security policy, with special focus on non-proliferation and nuclear disarmament. Most recently she, as a member of the European Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee and subcommittee for Security and Defence, worked with the Iran nuclear issue as the Chair of the EP´s delegation for relations with Iran. In December 2013 she led the first official delegation (in six years) of the EP to Iran.

Subject expertise

Security and defence, nuclear disarmament, regional security, military-civilian relations, missile defence, border studies, technology sociology

Regional expertise

Europe, Russia, Middle East (Iran)

Finnish, Swedish, Danish, English, French, Russian, German

D. Econ. Copenhagen Business School (Inst of Working Life and Sociology), D.Tech. Lund University (Architecture/Building), M.Sci. Helsinki University of technology (Chem. Eng.)

  • Executive Director, Board of European Leadership Network
  • Greater Europe Task Force, European Leadership Network
  • Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
  • Chair, Middle Powers Initiative (Global Security Institute)
  • Chair Finnish Peace Union
External publications
  • Cronberg, T., No EU, no Iran deal: the EU's choice between multilateralism and the transatlantic link, The Nonproliferation Review (9 Feb 2018)
  • Cronberg, T. and van der Meer, S., Working Towards a Successful NPT 2020 Review Conference, The Clingendael Institute, Policy Brief, Sept. 2017.
  • Cronberg, T., Nuclear Multilateralism and Iran: Inside EU Negotiations, Routledge, London, 2017.
  • Cronberg, T., Nuclear-Free Security. Refocusing Nuclear Disarmament and the Review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. (Finnish Institute of International Affairs: Helsinki, 2010).
  • Cronberg, T., 'The U.S. Missile defence. Technology Primacy in Action' in Eds Heurlin B., Rynning S., Missile Defence. International, Regional and National Implications (Routledge: Abingdon, 2005).
  • Cronberg, T., Transforming Russia: From Military to a Peace Economy (I.B. Tauris: London, 2003).
  • Cronberg, T., 'Border-crossings. The Co-Construction of National Security and Regional Development.' in Eds Eskelinen, H., Liikanen, I., Oksa, J., Curtains of Iron and Gold. Reconstructing Borders and Scales of Interaction (Ashgate: Aldershof, 1999).
  • Cronberg, T., The Feeling of Home. Russian Women in the Defense INdustry and the Transformation of Their Identities, European Journal of Women Studies, August 1997, Vol. 4. Issue 3.
  • Cronberg, T.,  'Concepts of Military Technology. Contesting the Boundaries between the Civilian and the Military' in Gummett, P., Boutousoy, M., Farkas, J., & Rip, A., Military R&D after the Cold War. Conversion and Technology Transfer in Eastern and Western Europe. NATO ASI Series (Kluwer Academic Publishers: Dordrecht, 1996).