The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

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"Think tank"
Group.png The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies  
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PredecessorNetherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
Founder• Dutch Deep State
• Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
• RAND Europe
• Clingendael
• Dutch Ministry of Defence
• United Nations
HeadquartersThe Hague, Netherlands
LeaderDirector of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies
Type• Thinktank
• commercial
Subgroups• Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research
• First Dutch Innovations
Sponsored byAnswering Russia's Strategic Narratives
Membership• Rianne Siebenga
• Sijbren de Jong
• Katharine Klacansky
• Reinier Bergema
• Tim Sweijs
A vital, mostly overlooked Dutch think-tank operating in the parliamentary quarter of The Hague. One of the biggest data centres working closely with multiple Dutch ministries. The prolific alliance of founders make its ties to the Dutch Deep state and Military-industrial complex highly plausible.

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies is a Dutch think-tank operating in the parliamentary quarter of The Hague founded in 2007 as an "independent" think-tank. Founder and historian Rob de Wijk started this organization with a small group of consultants gathered from organizations such as the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), RAND, Clingendael, the Dutch MOD and the United Nations. It started working intensively with the Dutch government under Mark Rutte from 2010 and acts as a Dutch version of the eerie similar D.C based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

“In the last strategic monitor of Clingendael and HCSS it's concluded that we're living in an Interregnum where one power is about to be replaced by another.”
HCSS,  Clingendael (12-04-2019)  [1]


Related Quotations

AIVD“Everyone spies”AIVD2020
Tim Sweijs“The Russian aggression in Crimea has deeper roots. The Russian forces are being transformed from a big group of army conscripts to smaller, agile modern units. Underneath that is also the militarization of society. There are TV-channels that don't broadcast 'The Voice', but competition between tank-divisions on some trail.”Tim Sweijs11 June 2015


Employees on Wikispooks

Sijbren de JongStrategic Analyst & Project LeaderMarch 2012November 2017A strategic analyst for the IfS and one of the Dutch standard media figures on Russian policy.
Katharine KlačanskýAssistant Intern AnalystFebruary 2017August 2017Worked with Tim Sweijs, Koen van den Dool and Rianne Siebenga and Sijbren de Jong.
Katharine KlačanskýConference OrganizerMay 2017June 2017As part of the HCSS, co-organized a conference held at the Dutch Ministry of Defence in The Hague, which included three panels of "top experts in the field of Russian Disinformation and European Security". The event was sponsored by NATO, TNO, and The Institute for Statecraft.
Rianne SiebengaAssistant AnalystApril 2017October 2017Deleted this from her LinkedIn.


Known members

All 5 of the members already have pages here:

Reinier BergemaDutch "terror expert"
Sijbren de JongA vocal strategic analyst for the IfS, vitally helped with the set-up of the Dutch Cluster of the II with his employer and the Dutch MOD.
Katharine KlačanskýA member of the HCSS who unknowingly revealed some members and their link to the summer conference where the Dutch Cluster of the IfS was started.
Rianne SiebengaA secretive colleague of II-member Sijbren de Jong specialized in "counterterrorism".
Tim SweijsThe director of research of Dutch think tank HCSS since 2018. Has an intense interest in "killer robots" and lethal autonomous weapons. Warned along with Clingendael for a new 9-11 situation to come from Covid-19.


Answering Russia's Strategic NarrativesInvitation only one day event organised by The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, sponsored by The Institute for Statecraft, about "Russian propaganda"
Many thanks to our Patrons who cover ~2/3 of our hosting bill. Please join them if you can.


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