• 2016 -Fellow at the Canadian Global Affairs Institute
  • 2015 - Independent advisor on temporary leave from the Danish Foreign Service, resident in Ottawa, Canada
  • 2013 - 2015Ambassador of Denmark to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan (residence in Beirut)
  • 2012 - 2013Ambassador of Denmark to Syria and Jordan
  • 2010 - 2012 Director of Strategy and Policy Planning, MFA (ia Arctic Strategy, Middle East, EU Presidency)
  • 2009 - 2010 Head of Stabilisation Department, MFA
  • 2005 - 2009 Danish Representative to the Palestinian Authority, Head of the Danish Representative Office Ramallah, Danish Representative to UNRWA
  • 2004 - 2005 Deputy Head of Neighbourhood Department, MFA (programmes in the Former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe)
  • 2003 - 2005 External Lecturer at the Institute of Political Science, University of Copenhagen (conflict studies, fragile states)
  • 2001 - 2004 Head of Horn of Africa, EU and Transversal Issues Section in the Africa Department, MFA
  • 1997 - 2001 Head of West Africa (Sahel) Section, Africa Department, MFA
  • 1995 - 1997 First Secretary at Denmark’s Delegation to NATO, Bruxelles
  • 1992 - 1995 Head of Section and Deputy European Correspondent in the Security Policy and in the Eastern Europe Departments of the MFA1
  • 1992 Master of Political Science, University of Aarhus1990Supplementary Degree in Arabic Studies, University of Aarhus
  • 1987 - 1988 Military peacekeeping service with UNFICYP (based in Cyprus)
  • 1982 - 1985 Two separate years of security/administrative service at the Danish Embassy, Moscow

Military Career

  • 1982-Officer of the Danish Army Reserve, current rank Major.
  • 2011-2016 Commander of the Foreign Area Capabilities Corps

Has previously served inter alia in UN missions and as a Conventional Forces in Europe Treaty (CFE) Arms Control Inspector

Other Posts

  • 2015- Expert Adviser, Centre for Empathy in International Affairs (CEIA) (www.centerforempathy.org)
  • 2011-Member of the Advisory Board, Center for War Studies, Southern Denmark University

Selected Articles

  • "Syria – Who Blocks Peace” in The Dispatch, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Volume XIV, Spring 2016: https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/cdfai/pages/
  • “Syria – Avoiding a Dangerous Disconnect”, website for the Center for Empathy in International Affairs (CEIA), February 2016: http://www.centerforempathy.org/
  • “Analyse – har Syrien en fremtid?” in Udvikling, No. 6, December 2015, ISBN 978-87-90656-836-9: http://ipaper.ipapercms.dk/Udenrigsministeriet/Udvikling/
  • “ISIS som magtfaktor i Syrien, Irak og regionen”, in Et farvel til terror? Krigen mod ISIS 2014 – 2015, Carsten Jensen og David Vestenskov, red., Forsvarsakademiet, 2015, ISBN: 978-87-7147-108-3: http://www.fak.dk/publikationer/Documents/
  • “Gaza – challenges and adaptation”, in Humanitarian Exchange, September 2009, ISSN 1472-4847: http://odihpn.org/wp-content/uploads/
  • “Krig, krise og håb” in Udenrigs,, No. 1, 2009, ISSN 1395-3818: http://udenrigs.dk/
  • “Conflict and Conflict Responses in Africa”, in em>Conflict, Human Security, Governance and Development in the Developing World,, Bjørn Møller ed., Development Research Series, Occasional Papers No. 6, Aalborg University, 2005, ISBN: 87-90874-06-4/ISBN1399-3999: http://www.academia.edu/1647762


NATO’s Soft Southern Flank
NATO Series Episode 5: The Soft Southern Flank
The Possibility of Peace in Syria



A Discussion with Canadian Space SMEs

March 22, 2019

(feat. David Perry, Colin Robertson, Ewan Reid, Stewart Bain, Nadeem Ghafoor, and Froduald Kabanza)

A Conversation with Swiss Ambassador to Canada Beat Nobs

March 11, 2019

(feat. Colin Robertson and Beat Nobs)


Canada and the World, Ep. 33: How does the world see Canada?

by Bessma Momani (feat. Stephen Saideman), OpenCanada, March 22, 2019

Canada’s 2019 budget slim on hard power Arctic commitments, experts say

by Levon Sevunts (feat. Rob Huebert), Radio-Canada International, March 22, 2019

China to use first atomic icebreaker as test for future nuclear aircraft carriers

by Malte Humpert (feat. Rob Huebert), High North News, March 22, 2019

‘We’re not getting it’: Liberals sprinkle $700 million in Arctic but a strategic plan remains elusive

by Naomi Powell and Gabriel Friedman (feat. Hugh Stephens), Financial Post, March 22, 2019

Alberta finds that playing OPEC isn’t easy as oil gets too pricey

by Robert Tuttle (feat. Kevin Birn), Bloomberg, March 22, 2019

Among false claims, Trump attacked McCain for failing veterans

by Quil Lawrence (feat. Lindsay Rodman), WBUR News, March 21, 2019

A school shooting in Brazil, complicates Bolsonaro’s push to ease gun laws

by The Editors (feat. Robert Muggah), World Politics Review, March 21, 2019


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