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Niklas Helwig is a Leading Researcher at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. He is also an Adjunct Professor in International Relations at Tampere University. His research focuses on EU foreign and security policy, German foreign and security policy, as well as EU-US relations. He currently leads an Academy of Finland-funded sub-project on “Transforming strategic cultures in contemporary Europe” (STRAX).

He worked at various think tanks in Europe and the US, including the RAND Corporation in Arlington VA, the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik in Berlin and the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. He was a DAAD Fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies in Washington D.C. in 2018.

Niklas has published extensively in peer-reviewed academic journals and served as editor of special issues of German Politics and European Foreign Affairs Review. He has written policy analyses for government and non-profit organisations including the US Army and Air Force, the Finnish and German Government, and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. His journalistic articles appeared for example in Die Zeit, Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, War on the Rocks and Euractiv.  

Niklas completed his PhD on the transformation of European foreign and security policy after the Lisbon treaty at the Universities of Cologne and Edinburgh. He holds a Master in Economics from the University of Cologne.

Arvonimi

Dosentti, Tampereen yliopisto

Asiantuntemus

EU:n ulkopolitiikka ja puolustusyhteistyö, Saksan ulko- ja puolustuspolitiikka, EU-USA-suhteet.

Tutkinnot

PhD in Politics, Universities of Edinburgh and Cologne, 2014
Diploma in Economics (Master equivalent), University of Cologne, 2010

Kielitaito

englanti, saksa (työkielet), suomi (alkeet)

Projektit

Euroopan strateginen autonomia geoekonomisessa maailmassa
EU:n pakotepolitiikan kehitys: Poliittiset ja taloudelliset vaikutukset Suomelle
Eurooppa suurvaltakamppailun myllerryksessä: Suomen vaihtoehtojen ja riskien kartoittaminen geotaloudellisessa kilpailussa
Monenkeskinen yhteistyö strategisen kilpailun aikakaudella: Suomen ja Euroopan unionin vaikuttamisen keinot


Viimeisimmät UPI-julkaisut

Asiantuntemus

EU:n ulkopolitiikka ja puolustusyhteistyö, Saksan ulko- ja puolustuspolitiikka, EU-USA-suhteet.

Arvonimi

Dosentti, Tampereen yliopisto

Työkokemus

Adjunct Researcher and Visiting Research Fellow, RAND Corporation, Washington DC, 2018-2019
Research Fellow, American Institute for Contemporary Germany Studies (AICGS), SAIS – Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, 2018
Visiting Research Fellow, German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), Berlin, 2017-2018
Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Transatlantic Relations, SAIS – Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC, 2016-2017
Senior Research Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Helsinki, 2014-2016
Tutor and co-lecturer for “The EU as a global actor” (B.A. Honours), University of Edinburgh, 2013
Researcher and Marie Curie Fellow, Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Brussels, 2011-2012
Researcher and Marie Curie Fellow, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels, 2011
Student Assistant, Jean-Monnet-Chair for European Politics, University of Cologne, 2007-2010

Academic awards
DAAD/AICGS Fellowship, 2018
TAPIR Fellowship (Transatlantic Post-Doc in International Relations and Security), 2016-2018
Marie Curie Fellowship, 2010-2013

Tutkinnot

PhD in Politics, Universities of Edinburgh and Cologne, 2014
Diploma in Economics (Master equivalent), University of Cologne, 2010

Kielitaito

englanti, saksa (työkielet), suomi (alkeet)

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Helwig, Niklas (2023). "Don't stop believin'": Germany's turn from reflexive to strategic multilateralism. Teoksessa Egan, Michelle; Raube, Kolja; Wouters, Jan; Chaisse, Julien (toim.): Contestation and Polarization in Global Governance. Edward Elgar. 196-212.

Helwig, Niklas (2022). Die Europäische Union und die USA. Teoksessa Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels (toim.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2022. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 381-386.

Siddi, Marco; Helwig, Niklas; Grimm, Sven & Reiners, Wulf (2021). Leadership and Partnerships for the European Green Deal: EU relations with (re)emerging economies’. L'Europe en Formation, 393 (2):40-63.

Helwig, Niklas (2022). The EU as a Global Actor. Teoksessa Kenealy, Daniel; Hadfield, Amelia; Corbett, Richard; Peterson, John (toim.): The European Union: How does it work? Oxford University Press. 187-210.

Mazarr, Michael J.; Blank, Jonah; Charap, Samuel; Harris, Benjamin N.; Heath, Timothy R.; Helwig, Niklas ; Hornung, Jeffrey; Morris, Lyle J.; Rhoades, Ashley L.; Tabatabai, Ariane M. & Zeigler, Sean M. (2022). Understanding the Emerging Era of International Competition Through the Eyes of Others. RAND Corporation.

Helwig, Niklas (2022). Gemeinsame Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik. Teoksessa Weidenfeld, Werner, Wessels, Wolfgang & Tekin, Funda (toim.): Europa von A-Z. Wiesbaden: Springer VS. First Online 17 March 2022.

Helwig, Niklas (2021). Die Europäische Union und die USA. Teoksessa Weidenfeld, Werner & Wessels, Wolfgang (toim.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2021. 369-374.

Iso-Markku, Tuomas & Helwig, Niklas (2021). Finland and European Strategic Autonomy: ‘Yes, but…’. Teoksessa Lewander, Jakob (toim.): Strategic Autonomy – Views from the North. Tukholma: Swedish Institute for European policy studies SIEPS. 28-47.

Helwig, Niklas & Iso-Markku, Tuomas (2021). Merkelin perintö. Ulkopolitiikka, 58 (3):39-42.

Grimm, Sven; Reiners, Wulf; Helwig, Niklas; Siddi, Marco & Mourier, Louis (2021). The global dimension of the European Green Deal: The EU as a green leader? The Multinational Development Policy Dialogue - KAS in Brussels. Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Multinational Development Dialogue.

Helwig, Niklas (2020). Die EU und die USA. Teoksessa Werner Weidenfeld, Wolfgang Wessels (toim.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2020. Baden Baden: Nomos. 385 - 390.

Helwig, Niklas (2020). Strengthening the EU's role in a postCOVID world. Teoksessa Pirozzi, Nicoletta; Tekin, Funda; Toygürm, Ilke (toim.): TEPSA Pre-Presidency recommendations . Brussels: TEPSA Trans European Policy Studies Association. 6.

Helwig, Niklas & Paulus, Alexandra (2020). Preparing for the unknown. University of Bonn.

Helwig, Niklas (2019). Die Europäische Union und die USA. Teoksessa Weidenfeld, Werner; Wessels, Wolfgang (toim.): Jahrbuch der Europäischen Integration 2019. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag. 347-352.

Helwig, Niklas (2019). Europäischer Auswärtiger Dienst. Teoksessa Weidenfeld, Werner; Wessels, Wolfgang; Tekin, Funda (toim.): Europa von A bis Z. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Helwig, Niklas & Puglierin, Jana (2019). Europe's geo-economic commission. Berlin Policy Journal, 7.10.

Helwig, Niklas & Tannous, Isabelle (2015). Gemeinsame Aussen- und Sicherheitspolitik. Teoksessa Weidenfeld, Werner; Wessels, Wolfgang (toim.): Jahrbuch der europäischen Integration 2015. Baden-Baden: Nomos. 287-294.

Helwig, Niklas (2014). The legitimacy of the EEAS. Teoksessa Doris Dialer; Heinrich Neisser (toim.): The EU's External Action Service. Potentials for a one voice Foreign Policy. Innsbruck: Universität Innsbruck.