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Jan Joel Andersson
Dr Jan Joel Andersson is a Senior Analyst at the EU Institute for Security Studies, where he heads the analysis of security and defence, including CSDP, Capability Development, Defence Industry and Technology and Innovation issues.
Between 2017-2022, he was a member of the Chief Executive's Policy Office (cabinet) at the European Defence Agency, advising the EDA Chief Executive on strategy and policy, specifically on the EU defence initiatives (CARD, PESCO, EDF), relations with the European Commission and the defence and high-tech industries.
Among his earlier experiences is a previous stint at EUISS (2014-2017), when Jan Joel was a Senior Analyst for Transatlantic Security, NATO and US Politics. He was a member of the Institute’s senior staff supporting the consultation and drafting process of the EU Global Strategy, and a member of the secretariat assisting the “Group of Personalities” in the drafting of their proposal for a Preparatory Action for defence-related research, presented to the Commission in 2016. Starting in June 2017, the Preparatory Action began delivering as the precursor to the European Defence Fund.
Dr Andersson has also worked in the private sector for a world-leading crisis management consultancy and has held faculty appointments at universities and in think tanks in the United States, Sweden, and France. He has published widely on European and transatlantic security and defence, capability development, and defence industry issues. He has been invited to lecture in more than 30 countries around the world.
Jan Joel was educated at the United World College of the Adriatic in Italy, graduated from Uppsala University in Sweden, and received his MA and PhD in political science from the University of California at Berkeley.
Jan Joel Andersson (2023), High time for Sweden’s NATO membership, Egmont -The Royal Institute for International Relations, May 2023.
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Jan Joel Andersson (2022), USA, in Komparativ Politik, 3rd ed, edited by Thomas Denk and Carsten Anckar, Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Jan Joel Andersson (2021), Krig och konflikter, in Internationella relationer, 4th ed, edited by Jakob Gustavsson and Jonas Tallberg, Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Jan Joel Andersson (2018), Finland and Sweden, in The Handbook of European Defence Policies and Armed Forces, edited by Hugo Meijer and Marco Wyss. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Jan Joel Andersson (2015), Submarine Capabilities and Conventional Deterrence in Southeast Asia, Contemporary Security Policy, 36:3, 473-497
Jan Joel Andersson (2015), The Race to the Bottom. Submarine Proliferation and International Security, Naval War College Review: Vol. 68: No. 1, Article 3.
Jan Joel Andersson (2014), Nordic NATO. Why It’s Time for Finland and Sweden to Join the Alliance, Foreign Affairs, April 30, 2014.
Jan Joel Andersson (2013), Defence Industry and Technology: The Base for a More Capable Europe, in The Routledge Handbook of European Security, edited by Sven Biscop, Richard Whitman.
Jan Joel Andersson, Tobias Evers and Gunnar Sjöstedt (2011), Private Sector Actors & Peacebuilding. A Framework for Analysis. Stockholm: Swedish Institute of International Affairs.
Jan Joel Andersson (2008), The EU and the European Security Strategy. Forging a Global Europe, edited by Jan Joel Andersson and Sven Biscop. Routledge, 2008
Jan Joel Andersson (2006), Armed and Ready? The EU Battlegroup Concept and the Nordic Battlegroup, Stockholm: SIEPS