Mikael Wigell

Senior Research Fellow - The Global Security Research Programme

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Academic degree
PhD, London School of Economics, 2011

Major power relations
Geostrategy and geoeconomics
BRICS cooperation
Latin American politics and economy
EU-Latin America relations
International aid and development co-operation
Conflict mediation

Ongoing research projects
Geoeconomics in International Relations (book project)
The Politics of Natural Resource Extraction in Latin America (Academy of Finland)

Selected publications

China's Advance in Latin America: Geostrategic Implications for Europe, the US and the Region Itself, FIIA Briefing Paper 199/2016

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

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