The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

HCSS is an independent think tank and conducts its activities in collaboration with its large network of affiliated experts. 


The products of HCSS are diverse: full-fledged reports, issue briefs, quick topic reports, and commentaries in the media. These products often consist of:

  • strategic surveys;
  • innovative policy recommendations;
  • trend and scenario analyses;
  • risk assessments;
  • geopolitical and regional security analyses;
  • conflict analyses;
  • operational evaluations and
  • identifications of lessons learned.

HCSS is also a platform for the exchange of ideas and development of new concepts and strategic insights.

Public and private sector

HCSS works with clients from both the public and private sectors. We offer our entire range of services to both national and international organizations. The Dutch Ministries of Security & Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Defense are among our regular customers. In addition, we also provide analysis to international organizations such as the European Commission and NATO. For private sector customers (commercial and non-commercial organizations and associations), we translate our strategic orientation to the business environment in order to contribute to their immediate goals and activities.

Contact HCSS

Lange Voorhout 16

2514 EE The Hague

Tel: +31 (70) 318 48 40