Lars-Erik Lundin is a former diplomat who returned to political science/international relations research in 2012 after some 35 years in public service. He is affiliated to the Swedish Defence College as Senior Fellow. He was EU Ambassador to the International organisations in Vienna 2009–2011 and Deputy Political Director of the European Commission from 2006 after serving as head of the RELEX Security Policy Unit from 2000. A former ambassador in the Swedish Foreign Service he earned a Ph.D. in 1980 and is an elected member of the Swedish Royal Academy of War Sciences. He has represented the European Commission in the EU Military Committee and served as deputy representative of the Commission to the PSC for a number of years. As a Swedish diplomat he has extensive experience in arms control, as a representative to the Minsk Group on Nagorno Karabach and served in Angola, Finland and Germany.