Based in The Hague, the political capital of the Netherlands and world capital of peace and justice, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies advises businesses, government agencies, NGOs and international organizations worldwide on how to deal with global challenges, and to identify opportunities for engagement. With an international staff and extensive networks, HCSS can draw on a broad array of expert resources. Our knowledge is disseminated through media including TV, radio, and newspapers, in the Netherlands and abroad.
We aim to make sense of the world around us, and turn specialized research into actionable recommendations. We are committed to high standards of service, quality products, and scientifically grounded advice that meet the needs of our clients. We value close cooperation with our clients throughout a project.
Examples include the following:
HCSS has a small but dedicated staff of around 25 people from different countries. Many of them are graduates from major universities in the US, France, the UK, the Netherlands and elsewhere, and have experience having worked and lived in countries across the world. Together, they contribute, in-depth expertise in political science, law, sociology, history, management sciences, economics, statistics and area studies, as well as language skills covering Dutch, English, French, German, Russian and Spanish, as well as other languages if needed. .
Apart from the in-house staff, HCSS also has a network of non-resident experts, which includes some prominent journalists, politicians and scholars.
Since its inception, HCSS has gradually been expanding its areas of expertise. These include defense; energy security; agro-food security; labor markets and demographics; cyber-security and environmental security.
Across these disciplines, we can deliver different kinds of studies, including:
HCSS has extensive experience working with and advising organizations across many sectors, including:
Michael Rademaker is expert on these programs:Global Trends Security Resources
GeoRisQ Monitor provides data-based visualizations of trends, risks and opportunities across different policy areas. Bi-monthly, it publishes a publicly accessible Monitor on a strategic topic accompanied by a briefing written by an HCSS expert. Go to GeoRisQ Monitor.
How is HCSS different from other think tanks?