Mikael Wigell

Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

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Academic degree
PhD, London School of Economics, 2011

Latin American politics and economy
EU-Latin America relations
International aid and development co-operation
Conflict mediation

Ongoing research projects
Welfare Politics in Argentina and Chile (book project)
Brazil in the New World Order
The Politics of Natural Resource Extraction in Latin America (Academy of Finland)
Geoeconomics in International Relations

Selected publications

Geopolitics versus Geoeconomics: The Case of Russia's Geostrategy and Its Effects on the EU, International Affairs 92 (3), May 2016 (with Antto Vihma)

Conceptualizing Regional Powers' Geoeconomic Strategies: Neo-Imperialism, Neo-Mercantilism, Hegemony, and Liberal-Institutionalism, Asia Europe Journal 14 (2), June 2016

Geoeconomics in the Context of Restive Regional Powers, Asia Europe Journal 14 (2), June 2016 (with Mikael Mattlin)

The geostrategic importance of the EU-Mercosur negotiationsBorderlex 25.3.2015

Seal the deal or lose Brazil: Implications of the EU-Mercosur Negotiations, FIIA Briefing Paper, 171/2015

Illicit trade flows: How to deal with the neglected economic and security threat, FIIA Briefing Paper, 151/2014 (with Karl Lallerstedt) 

Transatlantic drug trade: Europe, Latin America, and the need to strengthen anti-narcotics cooperation, FIIA Briefing Paper 132/2013 (with Mauricio Romero)

Global drug policy is ripe for reform: The emphasis should be on harm reduction instead of law enforcement, FIIA Comment 8/2013

The Åland Example as Norm Entrepreneurship, International Journal on Minority and Group Rights 20 (1), 2013, pp. 67-84

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