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Tim Sweijs

Strategic Analyst

Tim Sweijs is a Senior Strategist. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for research projects in horizon scanning, conflict analysis, international and national security risk assessment, and capability development. He has led multicenter research projects for both private and public sector organisations -- including the European Commission and various European governments.

Tim spearheads the HCSS StratMon program which offers strategic assessments of medium to long term risks in the global security environment to the Strategic Monitor of the Dutch Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs and Security and Justice. He is architect of the Drivers-of-Vulnerability Monitor, a web-based interactive mapping platform of global state vulnerability to intrastate conflict. Tim has lectured at civilian universities and military academies around the world. Prior to HCSS, he was a researcher at TNO Defense and Security in The Hague and at the research staff of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels.

Tim received degrees in War Studies (MA, merit, King’s College), International Relations (MSc, cum laude, University of Amsterdam) and Philosophy (BA, cum laude, University of Amsterdam). In 2005 he was one of 25 students to be awarded the Talent Program scholarship of the Dutch Government. In his very limited spare time, Tim is working on a PhD manuscript about the use and utility of ultimata in coercive diplomacy in the period 1920-2010. Tim is married and has three children.

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