Aslak Veierud Busch is a PhD Researcher at the Brussels School of Governance. Aslak recently completed a research master in European Studies at Maastricht University, where he wrote a thesis on the perception and construction of the Arctic region in political discourse. He also holds a MA in International relations from the University of Edinburgh and has studied at the Arctic University of Norway in Tomsø. Aslak previously worked at the Norwegian embassy in Tallinn, where he closely monitored Estonian politics with a special focus on the impacts of decarbonisation measures on energy security and employment in eastern Estonia. Until September 2019, Aslak was also a research assistant at EAST, a Jean Monnet research network examining the security and trade relations between the EU and Asia.
Aslak's PhD research focuses on goal achievement of the EU's policies toward the Arctic region. He is broadly interested in Arctic politics, environmental affairs, EU foreign policy and political theory, particularly on the interplay between geography, conceptions of space and politics.