The Clingendael Institute was founded in 1983, partly funded by the Dutch Ministry of Defence. The institute itself does not publish data on its funding, but the Europa Nu website states that it is mainly funded by revenues from activities and grants from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defense.
The Clingendael Academy website reported in 2020 that it "is one of the largest independent diplomatic training centers around the world. Every year, around 2,500 international professionals from over 60 countries participate in courses at the Clingendael Institute." It calls itself "an independent think tank and academy on international affairs which aims to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world".
In 2011, the institute co-founded the think-tank The Hague Institute for Global Justice, a partnership of academic institutions to promote peace, appointing warmonger Madeleine Albright as chair of its Advisory Council. The institute also focused on building "security and rule of law" in developing countries, and was presumably thereby a vehicle to covertly aid regime change operations. The institute closed its doors 2018, after becoming insolvent.
The group is listed as a "national think tank" alongside SWB and IFRI by a leaked Integrity Initiative document. In March 2019, the group hosted a Chatham House rule meeting on Strengthening Europe's 'soft' and 'hard' defence, in partnership with the IfS.
|Strengthening Europe's 'soft' and 'hard' defence||Chatham House rule meeting with organised by the Institute for Statecraft and the Clingendael Institute.|
|Strengthening Europe's 'soft' and 'hard' defence||The Hague|
|Chatham House rule meeting with organised by the Institute for Statecraft and the Clingendael Institute.|
Alumni on Wikispooks
|Sigrid Kaag||2 November 1961||Netherlands||Diplomat|
|Dutch diplomat and politician|
|Kajsa Ollongren||28 May 1967||Sweden|
|Politician||Single Bilderberg Dutch politician|
Deep state operative
|Dutch diplomat seen dining with a businessman convicted of money laundering.|