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Fredrik Wesslau



Fredrik Wesslau is Director of the Wider Europe Programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has worked for the UN, EU, and OSCE on conflicts such as Iraq, Georgia, Kosovo, Nagorno-Karabach, and Sudan/South Sudan. His focus has been primarily on peacemaking and stabilisation. Most recently, he was Country Representative for an EU counter-piracy office operating off the Horn of Africa. He has worked as political adviser to the EUSR for Sudan and South Sudan and the EUSR for the South Caucasus. Fredrik has also worked as Special Adviser to the SRSG for Kosovo and Head of the Strategic Policy Unit in UN Mission in Kosovo.


He is the author of The Political Adviser's Handbook and has previously worked as a journalist writing mainly for the International Herald Tribune. He regularly gives lectures and participates on panels on political affairs, conflict resolution, and EU security policy.


Fredrik has masters degrees from Columbia University (SIPA) and Sciences Po Paris and an undergraduate degree in international relations from the London School of Economics.







Areas of expertise


Peace negotiations, post-conflict stabilisation and statebuilding, conflict resolution and mediation, UN Peacekeeping, CFSP and CSDP, European security, and counter-piracy.



South Caucasus


Horn of Africa

Sudan/South Sudan



The Political Adviser's Handbook, Folke Bernadotte Academy


"A View from Stockholm: EU must stay the course", European Council on Foreign Relations


"To the Top of Europe", Op-Ed in the International Herald Tribune

2010 - present

2010 - present

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