The Hague Centre For Strategic Studies

Global Trends, Security and Resources

HCSS helps governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector to understand the fast-changing environment and seeks to anticipate the challenges of the future with practical policy solutions and advice.

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LGBT Inclusion

LGBT Inclusion

HCSS has launched the LGBT Military Index, the first ever global ranking of countries by inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) service members in the armed forces. The LGBT Military Index ranks over 100 countries in an instant, transparent, systematic, and comparable overview of 19 policies and best practices. The Index is an invaluable resource for policymakers, stakeholders, and advocates interested in promoting greater inclusion of LGBT personnel within armed forces.

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Drivers of Vulnerability Monitor

Drivers of Vulnerability Monitor

The Drivers of Vulnerability (DoV) Monitor is a 21st century tool to explore our 21st century security environment.

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Nuclear Timeline

Nuclear Timeline

The nuclear timeline is an easy and attractive tool that renders the dazzling history of nuclear developments comprehensible. In the run-up to the Nuclear Security Summit, the timeline traces the long legacy of nuclear security threats and policies.

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Emerging Economies

Emerging Economies

What risks and opportunities are presented by the growing economic, financial, and political momentum of emerging economies?

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Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Cyberspace is both the playground and the battleground of the future, as the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) expands across the globe.

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Governance and International Organization

Governance and International Organization

New regional organizations have emerged in recent years, competing with existing global institutions for attention and legitimacy.

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Global Power Shifts

Global Power Shifts

The rise of Asia will shape the global political landscape in the 21st century and have profound implications for the way Europeans live and do business.

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Civil Security

Civil Security

In an increasingly connected world, security incidents may have spillover effects far beyond their local origin.

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Environment and Climate

Environment and Climate

Climate change is expected to dramatically alter the environment in certain parts of the world.

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Defense and International Security

Defense and International Security

We are now living through a period of global change matched in recent history only by the years after the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Shifts in relative power among larger countries are accelerated by a series of crises.

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National Security Strategy

National Security Strategy

National Security is at stake when one or more of a country’s vital interests are threatened.

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Demographics and Urbanization

Demographics and Urbanization

Demographic developments and Urbanization impact societies, economies, politics, and the environment.

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Terrorism, Piracy and Crime

Terrorism, Piracy and Crime

Cross-border crime and international terrorism constitute a perceived as well as real challenge to our prosperity and well-being.

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Strategic Monitor

Strategic Monitor

What are the big-picture trends and developments on the world stage? And what risks and opportunities lie ahead for different actors?

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Minerals and Metals

Minerals and Metals

Minerals and metals are the basis of many industrial sectors worldwide.

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Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

Sustainability and Resource Scarcity

To meet the needs of future generations, we need to adapt our ways of living and definitions of economic development.

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Reports

DESIGNING FUTURE STABILISATION EFFORTS

DESIGNING FUTURE STABILISATION EFFORTS

Security
What the official websites say

What the official websites say

Security
A Blessing in the skies: Unmanned Opportunities for Business and Security

A Blessing in the skies: Unmanned Opportunities for Business and Security

Security
Why are Pivot States so Pivotal? The Role of Pivot States in Regional and Global Security

Why are Pivot States so Pivotal? The Role of Pivot States in Regional and Global Security

Global Trends
Security
The European Labor Market and Technology

The European Labor Market and Technology

Global Trends
LGBT Military Personnel: a Strategic Vision for Inclusion

LGBT Military Personnel: a Strategic Vision for Inclusion

Global Trends
Security
Investeren in innovatie loont echt

Investeren in innovatie loont echt

Global Trends
Third HSD Issue Brief: how can cyber resilience strategies help cities deal with risks in a hyper-connected world

Third HSD Issue Brief: how can cyber resilience strategies help cities deal with risks in a hyper-connected world

Security
Balancing on the brink: Vulnerability of states in the Middle East and North Africa

Balancing on the brink: Vulnerability of states in the Middle East and North Africa

Security
Assessing Assertions of Assertiveness: The Chinese and Russian Cases

Assessing Assertions of Assertiveness: The Chinese and Russian Cases

Global Trends
Security
Strategic Monitor 2014: Four Strategic Challenges

Strategic Monitor 2014: Four Strategic Challenges

Security
Second HSD Issue Brief: Safe cities, hot cities: Balancing security, economic vitality and livability

Second HSD Issue Brief: Safe cities, hot cities: Balancing security, economic vitality and livability

Security
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Spotlight

02 Sep 2014

Report: Designing Future Stabilization Efforts

Report: Designing Future Stabilization EffortsAs the NATO combat mission in Afghanistan draws to an end, the ‘West’ is starting to take a hard look back at two decades of global stabilization efforts. The ‘lessons learned’ literature on these efforts is exploding. One of the dominant themes in this literature is the need to embed the specifically military toolkit into a much more comprehensive, integrated approach towards planning and executing such operations.

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Your ideas for more secure cities are rewarded! SECURE YOUR FUTURE 2014 http://t.co/IDCmBpCric @HSD_NL @KIVI_NL #security #cities
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Moet de dienstplicht weer worden ingevoerd?
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RT @HSD_NL: How can Dutch #DisasterResilience be improved? Discussion, networking and more at our next #HSDcafe. Sign up here: https://t.co…
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More strategic level of decision-making needed? New designs &evaluations in our latest report: http://t.co/brnq6eFvGe . #security #strategy
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Report: Designing Future Stabilization Efforts
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@alexisvandam @HaagschCollege Leuk zo'n mindmap. Is ie beschikbaar? @michelrademaker
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