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Andreas Raspotnik

Andreas RaspotnikPosition at FNI: Guest Researcher

Position, home institution: Research Fellow (EXACT Marie Curie ITN), University of Cologne, Jean Monnet Chair Prof. Wolfgang Wessels, Germany

Academic background
   Bachelor of Arts in History (University of Vienna, Austria).
   Austrian Magister (Master of Arts) in Political Science (University of Vienna, Austria).
   LLM in Law of the Sea (University of Tromsø, Norway).

Professional experience

   Visiting Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Institute of European Studies; 11/2014 - 04/2015
   Analyst, The Arctic Institute, Center for Circumpolar Security Studies (Washington D.C., United States); 11/2011 - present.
   EXACT Marie Curie ITN Research Fellow, Jean Monnet Chair Prof. Wolfgang Wessels, University of Cologne (Germany); 10/2011 - 12/2013.
   Research Fellow, Trans European Policy Studies Associations TEPSA, Brussels (Belgium), 04/2012 - 09/2012.
   Parliamentary Assistant, European Parliament, MEP Martin Ehrenhauser (Brussels, Belgium), 02/2010 - 07/2010.
   Editorial Assistant, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Cooperation (Vienna, Austria), 03/2009 - 07/2010.

Main research interests
   The European Union and its Arctic policy formulation process.
   Arctic shipping and future shipping scenarios.
   International (Environmental) Law and its Arctic relevance.
   Geopolitics and its Critical counterpart.

Major publications

The European Union's Gateways to the Arctic, 2014, co-authored with Kathrin Keil, European Foreign Affairs Review, Vol. 19, Iss. 1, pp. 101-120.

The Maritime Dimension of CSDP: Geostrategic Maritime Challenges and their Implications for the European Union. Study for the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Security and Defence (SEDE), EP/EXPO/B/SEDE/FWC/2009-01/Lot6/21, January 2013, co-authored with Timo Behr, Erik Brattberg, Jyrki Kallio, Mika Aaltola, Charly Salonius-Pasternak and Maija Salonen (Responsible for section 4.3 The Northern Corridor and 9 Annex).

The EU as a Shipping Actor in the Arctic. SWP (Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin) Working Paper FG2, 2012/Nr.4, December 2012, co-authored with Bettina Rudloff.

'The future of Arctic Shipping along the Transpolar Sea Route'. In Heininen, Lassi (Ed.) Arctic Yearbook 2012. Akureyri, Iceland: Northern Research Forum, co-authored with Malte Humpert.

From 'Great Wall' to 'Great White North': Explaining China's politics in the Arctic, Long Post European Geostrategy (edited by James Rogers and Luis Simón), August 17, 2012, co-authored with Malte Humpert.

'The future of Arctic Shipping'. Port Technology International, Vol 55, Summer 2012, p.10-11, co-authored with Malte Humpert (Reprinted: The Arctic Institute, October 11, 2012).

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 Related focal points of research

   Polar and Russian politics

 Important ongoing projects

From "non-actor" to "would-be-actor"? The European Union and its Arctic endeavour (from a critical geopolitical perspective) (PhD project, tentative title)

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