Clingendael - Netherlands Institute for International Relations

The Clingendael Institute is an independent think tank and diplomatic academy which enhances knowledge and opinion shaping on issues related to international affairs. 


As part of a vast global network, the Institute realises this objective through its research, training and consultancy for governments, civil society and the private sector.

Its work focuses on:

  • Strategic Foresight
  • Security, Defence
  • Conflict and Fragility
  • European Affairs, Migration and
  • Sustainability.

Clingendael publishes reports and policy briefs, holds numerous conferences and offers a wide spectrum of training programmes for professionals from all over the world. It also publishes the digital magazine Internationale Spectator.

Strategic Monitor Programme

In this Strategic Monitor Programme, the Clingendael Institute works with two international partners: SIPRI and ACLED. SIPRI, the Stockholm international Peace Research Institute, is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. ACLED (Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project) is a data and analysis project that collects data in the field of political violence and protest data for developing states.

Contact Clingendael

Clingendael 7

2597 VH The Hague

Tel +31 (70)-324 53 84