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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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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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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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

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
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
The European Labor Market and Technology

The European Labor Market and Technology

Global Trends
First HSD Issue Brief: No Faustian Pact: Balancing Privacy and Security

First HSD Issue Brief: No Faustian Pact: Balancing Privacy and Security

Security
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Spotlight

30 Jul 2014

Report: What the official websites say

Report: What the official websites sayProviding analysis of what is happening in other countries remains an important task for our Ministries of Foreign Affairs. Much of this analysis currently continues to be done in the way in which it has been done for a very long time. Yet it is clear that the sources that can be used for this type of analysis are changing extremely rapidly. The same holds for the tools that can be used to analyze those sources.

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5 hours, 16 minutes ago
RT @jpolchar: Inclusion needs agenda-setters. Research makes progress possible. #LGBTmilitary at #sthlmpride with @macgirlsweden @RAF_LGBT
5 hours, 21 minutes ago
NATO #LGBTmilitary Working Group meets @jpolchar. Inclusion needs agenda-setters. Research makes progress possible: http://t.co/XxPzMTYxNE
12 hours, 36 minutes ago
“South Stream wordt inzet van een hevige strijd”
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New tools, new frontiers of analysis. Developing a new approach to information collection. New Report: http://t.co/6arySisQCo
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Report: What the official websites say
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Column R. de Wijk in @telegraaf: De #EU, #Rusland en #gas: wat willen we? http://t.co/ABI9teI8y7
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