Andreas Jarblad

Ph.D. Candidate

Research | Teaching | Publications | Other

Research Areas

Power in International Relations

Andreas’ doctoral thesis applies a constructivist perspective on the dynamics of power in international relations, in particular as it relates to causes of war. The thesis attempts to provide a new understanding of American security policymaking during the Chinese nuclear weapons program between 1959-1965.

Foreign and Security Policy of the United States

In particular as it relates to policymaking on nuclear weapons in international relations (historically and contemporary). Other interests include decision making processes in US foreign policymaking, securitization and threat perception in American society and Sino-American relations.

International Negotiation and Conflict Transformation

Particularly interactive problem solving, including so-called Sustained Dialogue. The latter is a third track diplomacy method for, in the context of intractable conflicts, transforming relationships between whole bodies politic conceptualized chiefly by former US Under-Secretary of State Harold H. Saunders. Andreas has written about the Dartmouth Conference and its Regional Conflicts Task Force and its contribution to relationship transformation between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Andreas also has an interest in power in international negotiation, and negotiations concerning nuclear non-proliferation.


Course Convenor and Lecturer for the course “Peace and Security in the International System” (7,5 ECTS).


Albin, C. and A. Jarblad, "The Sustained Dialogue Approach: Harold H. Saunders". In Mona Fixdal, ed., Ways Out of War: Peacemakers in the Middle East and Balkans. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2008. ’Låt kalla kriget förbli historia’, Upsala Nya Tidning, November 24.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2008. ’Har politikerna sig själva att skylla?’, Upsala Nya Tidning, October 6.

Jarblad Andreas, 2008. Därför hatar vi politiken. Stockholm: ABF.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2008. ‘En kris som väcker nytt hopp’, Upsala Nya Tidning, August 18.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2008. ‘Att förhandla med banditer’, Upsala Nya Tidning, July 1.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2008. ‘Världspolitiken utan Islam’, Upsala Nya Tidning, March 17.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2008. ‘Förnuft och känsla i politiken’, Upsala Nya Tidning, January 28.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2007. ‘En obekväm rapport om Iran', Upsala Nya Tidning, December 10.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2007. ‘Klimatforskning i fredens tjänst’, Upsala Nya Tidning, November 8.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2007. ‘Bomben har bara den makt vi tillskriver den’, Upsala Nya Tidning, October 4.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2007. ‘Testing the Strategic Theory of Preventive War: The Case of the Chinese Nuclear Weapons Program’, Asian Security 3(2): 163–173.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2007. ‘Kina nyckeln till Nordkorea’, Upsala Nya Tidning, December 24.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2006. ‘Nordkorea: Kinas huvudvärk’, Upsala Nya Tidning, September 11.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2006. ‘Inget USA-anfall mot Nordkorea’, Upsala Nya Tidning, July 4.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2006. ‘Visa Nordkorea enad front’, Upsala Nya Tidning, March 6.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2005. ‘EU måste tala klarspråk med Vladimir Putin’, Dagens Industri, May 16.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2005. ‘Råvaruvarning’, Dagens Industri, April 26.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2005. ‘Nya textilkvoter står konsumenterna dyrt’, Dagens Industri, April 23.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2005. ‘Oljepriset dämpar tillväxten i världen’, Dagens Industri, April 20.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2004. The Welfare State and the Political Economy of Globalization: The Case of Foreign Direct Investment and Policy Convergence. Luleå: Luleå University Press.

Jarblad, Andreas, 2003. The Political Economy of Transnational Corporations: A Theory of Asymmetric Interdependence. Luleå: Luleå University Press.


Andreas is a Columnist at Upsala Nya Tidning, and writes every seven weeks about international politics. He has previously been a Visiting Researcher at the Center for International Studies at Sciences Po in Paris (Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales), and has worked as Project Coordinator at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (including an assignment as delegate to the OECD). Andreas is also an educated journalist and has worked at Sweden’s leading business newspaper Dagens Industri.

Andreas has organized the following conferences:

“The Democratization Project: Challenges and Opportunities”, the Annual Conference of the Swedish Network of Peace, Conflict and Development Research, Uppsala, 22-24 October 2007. Principle organizer.

“Diasporas and their Involvement in Peace Processes”, conference hosted by the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University, and funded by the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Uppsala, 14-16 May 2007. Co-organizer with Jonathan Hall.

Andreas Jarblad
Ph.D. Candidate

Phone: +46 (0) 18 471 16 11
Fax: +46 (0) 18 69 51 02
P.O. Box 514
SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden