Senior research fellow
Areas of expertise
European external policy, Europe's relations with the UK, geopolitics of energy, TTIP, security and defence policy, Asia, Middle East & North Africa.
21 February 2017
Trump, Brexit and European scepticism about TTIP spell the end of transatlantic leadership on trade.
07 November 2016
CER researchers discuss the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on transatlantic relations and how the future US president will approach Europe.
25 October 2016
The US is watching two of its best friends get a divorce. It is not in its interest to take sides.
19 September 2016
Few issues in today's international politics are as thorny as the disputes in the South China Sea. A recent international ruling complicates matters further. Europe's response has been too weak.
02 August 2016
Erdoğan’s actions threaten to derail the migration deal. The EU should postpone visa liberalisation and show it is willing to be tough.
04 July 2016
Before the UK can enter this glorious new era of bilateral trade deals, the new Prime Minister must negotiate the divorce terms with the EU. He or she must also avoid damaging Britain’s existing trade relations with Europe. Welcome to the Great British trade-off.
16 June 2016
Despite what Brexiters say, Turkey will not join the European Union anytime soon.
10 June 2016
If Britain votes to Remain, it should not revert to old habits of obstruction. In almost every field, it can serve its own interests best by making a positive contribution.
15 April 2016
If Britain left the EU, the character of the Union would change. The UK has driven economic liberalisation and foreign policy co-operation, and has made the EU's machinery more efficient.
08 April 2016
If TTIP is open to other countries, a deal can reduce the cost of business while setting new global benchmarks and rules for trade.
31 March 2016
The April 6th Dutch referendum on the EU’s association agreement with Ukraine comes two months before the UK’s Brexit referendum. Together, they reveal a worrying trend in European politics.
31 March 2016
Rem Korteweg talks to Euractiv at their stakeholder workshop on: TTIP, what does it mean for the UK?
17 February 2016
Europe's refugee crisis is a foreign policy crisis with domestic spill-over; it has to be solved abroad as well as at home.
16 February 2016
Rem Korteweg discusses the EU's new energy security plans on BBC Business Live.
09 February 2016
Russia is sowing uncertainty about its intentions on NATO's eastern borders. At the Warsaw Summit in June, NATO should take steps to strengthen its deterrence.
03 February 2016
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
30 November 2015
The Court's decision to invalidate a transatlantic agreement on data flows could fragment the internet, harm Europe's digital single market and threaten the EU's geopolitical interests.
24 June 2015
Grexit, the Mediterranean crisis, Russia's aggression and the British question will continue to sow discord in Europe. Unless leaders can think European, not national.
02 April 2015
TTIP’s benefits for Europe’s foreign policy should play a larger role in Europe’s debate about the trade talks.
25 July 2014
Europe should increase its role to promote East Asian security. Its economic interests, transatlantic ties and relations with Asian partners are in jeopardy.
04 August 2015
Optimisme en naïviteit gaan vaak samen. Nederland heeft baat bij het VK in de EU. Denk niet dat een Brexit onmogelijk is, schrijft Rem Korteweg.
22 May 2015
If a nuclear agreement with Iran is reached, the hard work begins: Europe should help contain Tehran’s regional influence while working with it too.
German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP)
04 August 2014
Fearing unknown referendum outcomes, the Netherlands favors reforms without treaty change.
13 January 2014
Cyprus must find a way to export its natural gas. A grand bargain with Israel and Turkey would improve politics in the region and benefit Europe.
19 January 2015
EU foreign policy can become more strategic with bureaucratic changes, a new security strategy and more committed capitals.
06 June 2014
Japan is drawing parallels between Russian and Chinese power politics. Tokyo supports European interests in Ukraine and elsewhere, but will Europe help Japan in its neighbourhood?