Mikael Wigell

Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

Telephone +358 9432 7786
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Academic degree
PhD, London School of Economics, 2011

Rising powers
Geostrategy and geoeconomics
BRICS cooperation
Latin American politics and economy
EU-Latin America relations
Conflict mediation

Ongoing research projects
Hybrid Interference and Democratic Resilience (Matine - Ministry of Defence)
Geo-Economics and Power Politics in the 21st Century (book project - under contract with Routledge)

Selected publications
(forthcoming) Sören Scholvin and Mikael Wigell, 'Power Politics by Economic Means: Geo-Economics as an Analytical Approach and Foreign Policy Practice', Comparative Strategy.

(2017) Mikael Wigell, 'Geopolitics, Geoeconomics and Russian Revisionism', in K. Almqvist, A. Linklater and A. Mackenzie (eds.), The Return of Geopolitics (Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation).

(2017) Mikael Wigell, 'Rysslands geostrategi och dess konsekvenser i Norden' [Russia's Geostrategy and Its Consequences in the Nordics], in Kurt Almqvist (ed.), Sverige och Finland (Axel och Margaret Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse). 

(2017) Mikael Wigell, ‘Political Effects of Welfare Pluralism: Comparative Evidence from Argentina and Chile’, World Development 95: 27-42.

(2016) Antto Vihma and Mikael Wigell, ‘Unclear and Present Danger: Russia’s Geoeconomics and the Nord Stream II Pipeline’, Global Affairs 2(4): 377-388.

(2016) Mikael Mattlin and Mikael Wigell, ‘Geoeconomics in the Context of Restive Regional Powers’, Asia Europe Journal 14(2): 125-134.

(2016) Mikael Wigell and Antto Vihma, ‘Geopolitics versus Geoeconomics: The Case of Russia’s Geostrategy and Its Effects on the EU’, International Affairs 92(3): 605-627.

(2016) Antto Vihma and Mikael Wigell, ‘The Strategic Case Against Nord Stream II’, Baltic Rim Economies Review 6/2016.

English, Finnish, Spanish, Swedish (working languages); French, German, Italian, Portuguese (receptive skills)