2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index: HCSS in top European think tanks

February 1st 2018 - 14:40

The 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index was released and published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania. For the fourth consecutive time, The Hague Center for Strategic Studies is honored to be featured in the Index, which is derived from a database of almost 8,000 think tanks worldwide.

HCSS is included in 5 different categories of the 2017 index. In comparison to other European think tanks, HCSS is proud to be listed within the top 50 in all 5 categories.

2017 Rankings:

Top Defense and National Security

#73 HCSS is in the top 30 of Europe

Top Energy and Resource Policy Think Tanks

#47 HCSS features as the sole Dutch think tank in this category. It is in the top 15 of Europe.

Top Foreign Policy and International Affairs Think Tanks

#114 HCSS is in the top 50 of Europe.

Best Independent Think Tanks

#70 HCSS is in the top 25 of Europe.

Top Think tanks with annual operating budgets of less than $5 Million USD

#42 HCSS is in the top 15 of Europe.

HCSS wishes to extend its congratulations to The French Institute of International Relations (IFRI), for their first place in the overall worldwide ranking, and also to Clingendael Institute, for their position as the highest ranked Dutch think tank in the Top Think Tanks Worldwide (Non-US) category.  

We thank everyone who participated in the 2017 Global Go To Think Tank Index Survey and considered HCSS in the ranking. 

HCSS is pleased to be acknowledged for its high quality, creative, evidenced based and actionable research products especially in the domains of defense and security, cyber, and energy and resources. 

Paul Sinning is the Executive Director of HCSS. After graduating from the Dutch police academy in 1985, he started his career in the police force in Amsterdam. As a police officer he was responsible for several criminal investigation units. He later studied management and organization (University of Tilburg, 1995) and became a management consultant (1997) and managing partner (2002) at Twynstra Gudde, a Dutch management and consultancy firm. As managing partner he was responsible for building and developing the Security Group, specialized in organizational, business and change management within the field of security. He focused mainly on strategy, organizational development and complex collaboration issues between organizations responsible for security. He later studied public management at the University of Tilburg (2005) and has written several books about security. He has been closely involved in The Hague Security Delta from the start.