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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Water and Land

Water and Land

For the survival of species water and land are important.

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Energy

Energy

How will the future energy landscape develop? And what will the implications for international relations be?

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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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Health & Aging

Health & Aging

Aging is a sign of our success, but it carries inherent challenges. Some sectors of our economies are set to benefit from demographic change.

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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

Time to wake up

Time to wake up

Resources
HSD Issue Brief no. 5: Disaster Resilience and Climate Change

HSD Issue Brief no. 5: Disaster Resilience and Climate Change

Security
Resources
DESIGNING FUTURE STABILISATION EFFORTS

DESIGNING FUTURE STABILISATION EFFORTS

Security
What the official websites say

What the official websites say

Security
HSD Issue Brief no. 4: A Blessing in the skies: Unmanned Opportunities for Business and Security

HSD Issue Brief no. 4: 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
HSD Issue Brief no. 3: how can cyber resilience strategies help cities deal with risks in a hyper-connected world

HSD Issue Brief no. 3: 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
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Spotlight

23 Oct 2014

Aanslag Canada

Aanslag CanadaVolgens Rob de Wijk is het plausibel dat de aanslag van gisteren in Canada te maken heeft met Canada’s betrokkenheid bij de strijd tegen IS.

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20 minutes ago
‘Uiteraard is er een humanitair aspect, maar strijd tegen #IS is in belang onze eigen veiligheid’, aldus Rob de Wijk http://t.co/fTRGFJbAUW
2 hours, 5 minutes ago
Straks in @eenvandaag: @peterwijninga over aanslag in #Canada: ook dreiging Nederland? http://t.co/RtmFJBnedO
2 hours, 20 minutes ago
Nederlandse politie surveilleert extra na aanslag Canada. De Wijk: ‘Dat heeft zeker zin, schrikt potentiële daders af’http://t.co/fTRGFJbAUW
3 hours, 43 minutes ago
Vanavond in @eenvandaag: @peterwijninga over aanslag in #Canada: ook dreiging Nederland? http://t.co/RtmFJBnedO
4 hours ago
Rob de Wijk eerder vandaag op @NPOradio1: ‘Aanslag #Canada is zoveelste incident in de wereld.’ http://t.co/fTRGFJbAUW
4 hours, 22 minutes ago
Hoe veilig is het voor militairen in Mali?
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