The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

HCSS (Netherlands)


The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is a Dutch think tank working on a range of defence and security issues for governments, international institutions and businesses. Our research is characterised by a datadriven, multidisciplinary approach, specialist knowledge and a strategic orientation. Over the years, HCSS has built up an extensive archive of reports, monitors, papers and other publications. Key research areas include European defence and international security; technology and innovation; cyber security; climate and energy security; and transatlantic relations.


Contact information

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies – HCSS

Lange Voorhout 1
2514 EE The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel: +31(70) 318 48 40

Twitter: @hcssnl

Point of contact

Lotje Boswinkel


The team

Contacts Resume Speciality

Lotje Boswinkel

+31 (0) 6 10 65 54 42

Lotje Boswinkel is strategic analyst at HCSS where she works on European security and defence issues, including arms control. She holds a master in international security from Sciences Po, Paris.
  • European security and defence
  • Arms control
Tim Sweijs
Dr Tim Sweijs is director of research at HCSS, senior research fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy, and affiliate at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
  • Cross domain deterrence
  • The changing character of conflict
  • contemporary statecraft