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Niklas Granholm is deputy director of studies at FOI, the Swedish Defence Research Agency, Division for Defence Analysis.
Mr Granholm currently heads a study project on behalf of the Swedish Foreign Ministry studying the strategic developments in the Arctic. He was seconded to the Swedish Ministry of Defence in 2007 and during 2006 was a Visiting Fellow to RUSI. He has been an Associate Fellow of the Institute since 2007.
Between 1999-2006, he headed the project for international peace support and crisis management operations on behalf of the Swedish Ministry of Defence. From 1997-99 he was seconded to the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Division for European Security Policy.
He has been a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences since 2009 and corresponding fellow of the Royal Swedish Society for Naval Sciences since 2002. He has been a member of the Swedish Society of International Affairs (Utrikespolitiska samfundet) since 2009 and a member of the editorial board of the Swedish quarterly Our Defence (Vårt Försvar) since 2001.
Since 2005 he has been member of the board of the Swedish Commission of Military History, affiliated to the International Commission of Military History in Geneva (Commission Internationale d'Histoire Militaire). He has been a member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, IISS since 1999.
Mr Granholm's main fields of interest are future threat developments; strategy; Arctic, Nordic and Baltic security issues; international crisis management and peace support operations; nuclear issues; naval and maritime issues and military history.
Since his employment at the FOI in 1995, Mr Granholm has contributed to a number of defence and strategy related publications, including the RUSI Journal and the Strategic Survey.
A graduate of Stockholm University, he holds a BA in Political Science and History. He is a reserve officer in the Swedish Amphibious Corps with the rank of major.