Dr. Mikael Weissmann is an  Associate Professor (Docent) in War Studies and Head of Research- and Deputy Head of the Land Operations Section at the Swedish Defence University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs. He is a member of CSCAP-EU and the European Think-Tank Network China (ETNC).

Previously he has been working at, among others, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and Copenhagen-, Uppsala- and Stockholm University.

He has been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Warwick (UK) and Peking-, Renmin-, and China Foreign Affairs University (China).

Weissmann received his PhD in Peace and Development Research from the University of Gothenburg (2009) and he is a docent in War Studies at the Swedish Defence University (2016). He also holds a M.Soc.Sci. in Peace and Conflict Studies from Uppsala University (2003), and a BA in International Relations and Economics from the University of Queensland, Australia (2000).

Weissmann’s most recent publications include Sanctions and North Korea (Washington Quarterly), a special issue on China’s Maritime Embroilments (Asian Survey), the South China Sea (Asian Survey & Asian Perspective), Sino-Russian Relations (FOI), the Belt and Road Initative (ETNC & UI), Chinese Foreign Policy (JCIR), Global Shadow Wars (Dynamics of Asymmetric Conflict), military tactical thinking (KKrVA Proceedings & Journal) and a monograph on the East Asian Peace (Palgrave).

Besides the Swedish Defence University, Weissmann has been teaching at Stockholm-, Uppsala-, Gothenburg- and Södertörn University and at Renmin-, Peking- and China Foreign Affairs University in China.

Weissmann’s research focus on East Asia with focus on the role of China and war studies. He is an expert on in particular:
– Power Shift in East Asia
– the Belt & Road initiative- the South China Sea
– North Korea
– Sino-Russian relations
– Cross-strait relations.

Weissmann’s research on war studies focus on land operations, with particular emphasis on
– hybrid warfare and threats
– military tactical thinking
– land tactics
– strategic communication at the tactical level.

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