Dr. Tomas Ries


Dr. Tomas Ries

Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs


Visiting Professor / Global Security


Dr. Tomas Ries is Director of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs since 1 January 2005. His main interest is the globalising security environment. Between 1997-2004 he was Senior Researcher at the National Defence College in Finland, focussing on globalisation and security, Finland’s security policy and EU and NATO affairs. Between 1992-1997 he was Director of the International Training Course in Geneva, Switzerland and Deputy Director of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Between 1986-1992 he worked as Researcher and then Senior Researcher at the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs and the Institute for Defence Studies in Oslo, Norway. His focus then was Soviet military interests in the north and nordic security and defence policies. Dr. Ries has written two books and over one-hundred articles and research studies. He holds a B.Sc. (Econ) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Ph.D. from the Graduate Institute of International Studies at Geneva University. 


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