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Niklas Bremberg

Associate Senior Researcher

Niklas Bremberg

Niklas Bremberg

Niklas Bremberg is an Associate Senior Researcher at SIPRI. He is also an Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University and a Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI). His research focuses on international practices, security communities, climate security governance and EU foreign and security policy, especially towards North Africa.

He has been a Visiting Researcher at the University of Toronto, the University of Liverpool, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the European Policy Centre in Brussels. In 2019 he will begin a new research project entitled 'National independence and European integration: Scotland’s and Catalonia’s democratic challenges to the political order in the European Union'. 

Subject expertise

EU foreign and security policy

Regional expertise


Swedish, English, Spanish, French

Ph.D. in Political Science, Stockholm University

External publications
  • Engelbrekt, A. B., Bremberg,  N., Michalski A. and Oxelheim, L. (eds.), The EU in a changing world order, Basingstoke: Palgrave (forthcoming)
  • Bremberg, N., Sonnsjö, H. and Mobjörk, M., EU and climate security: a community of practice in the making?Journal of European Integration (2018)
  • Engelbrekt, A. B., Bremberg, N., Michalski, A. and Oxelheim, L. (eds.), Trust in the European Union in challenging times, Basingstoke: Palgrave (2018)
  • Bicchi, F. and Bremberg, N. (eds.), European diplomacy in practice: interrogating power, agency and change, London: Routledge (2018)
  • Dellmuth, L., Gustafson, M.-T., Bremberg, N. and Mobjörk, M., International governmental organizations and climate security: advancing the research agendaWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 9:1, pp.1-13 (2018)
  • Bremberg, N., The European Security Community: history and current challenges, in: Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, A, et al. (eds.) Security Issues in the European Union: Threats and Opportunities Edward Elgar Publishers (2018)
  • Aarstad, Å. and Bremberg, N., The study of the ENP through the lens of critical theoryin: Schumacher, T. et al. (eds.) Routledge Handbook of the European Neighbourhood Policy London: Routledge (2018)
  • Bremberg, N. and Britz, M., From region-building to crisis management: EU security strategies towards the Southern Mediterraneanin: Sperling, J. & Economides, S. (eds.) The EU’s security strategies London: Routledge (2017)
  • Dellmuth, L. M., Gustafsson, M. Bremberg, N and Mobjörk, M. Intergovernmental organizations and climate security: Advancing the research agenda, WIREs Climate Change (2017)
  • Bremberg, N., Do regional organizations contribute to security? Perspectives on Euro-Mediterranean cooperationin: Gillespie, R & Volpi, F. (eds.) Routledge Handbook on Mediterranean Politics, London: Routledge (2017)
  • Bremberg, N., Diplomacy and Security Community-Building: EU and crisis management in the Western Mediterranean, London: Routledge (2016)
  • Bicchi, F. and Bremberg, N., European diplomatic practices: contemporary challenges and innovative approaches, European Security, 25:4, pp.391-406 (2016)
  • Bremberg, N., Making sense of the EU’s response to the Arab spring: Foreign policy practice at times of crisis, European Security, 25:4, pp.423-441 (2016)
  • Borg, S. and Bremberg, N., Powerless Europe?, Global Affairs, 2:4, pp.389-391 (2016)
  • Bremberg, N., The EU as security community-building institution: venues, networks and cooperative security practicesJournal of Common Market Studies, 53:3, pp.674-692 (2015)