Danish Defence Research Database


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    Research and development areas

  • Danish defence- and security policy
  • Arctic
  • USA
  • European defence and security policy
  • NATO
  • Superpower diplomacy
  • International Politics

Research areas

Jon Rahbek-Clemmensen is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Military Operations at the Royal Danish Defence College. His research focuses on how Danish foreign and defense policy responds to changes in the Western security architecture, especially related to the following research areas:

  • Arctic and Greenlandic politics and governance
  • European security policy and transatlantic relations
  • Small state foreign and security policy
  • Civil-military relations 

He has published several peer-reviewed pieces about these topics, including Greenland and the International Politics of a Changing Arctic (Routledge, 2017), which he co-edited with Kristian S. Kristensen. A frequent contributor to policy development processes, he has given talks or testimonies (written and oral) in the United States Congress, the British House of Commons, the Danish Parliament, and the Danish Ministry of Defense. He has contributed to stories in most Danish media and several major international outlets, including New York Times, Washington Post, The Economist, BBC, The Guardian, Le Figaro, NPR, and Al-Jazeera.


2019- Associate Professor, Institute for Military Operations, Royal Danish Defence College

2018-19 Associate Professor, Institute for Strategy, Royal Danish Defence College

2016-17 Visiting scholar, Europe Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (on leave from SDU)

2014-17 Assistant Professor, Department for Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark

2013-14 Postdoc, International Security Program, Danish Institute for International Studies 

2012-13 Visiting PhD Scholar, Department of Political Science, Columbia University (on leave from LSE)

2010-13 PhD Student, Department of International Relations, London School of Economics

2008-10 Research Associate, Danish Institute for Military Studies

2007-08 Teaching Assitant, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

2006-07 Exchange Student, Department of Political Science, University of California, Santa Barbara (on leave from University of Copenhagen)

2006-08 MA Student, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

2003-07 BA Student, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen

Latest research outputs

  1. Published

    Nye militære spændinger i Nordatlanten og Arktis

    Research output: Book/ReportReportCommunication

  2. Published

    Rigsfællesskabet har en systemfejl

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  3. Published

    Forsvarslektor: Vellykket arktisk strategi kræver militære investeringer i Grønland

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

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