The Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ is the leading Dutch think tank and diplomatic academy on international affairs. The Institute provides public and private sector organisations with in-depth analysis of global developments in the fields of economic diplomacy, international security and conflict management. Clingendael specifically focuses on security and Europe, and the position and role of the Netherlands.
Think, analyse and serve
Clingendael achieves its adage ‘to think, analyse and serve’ through research, training, consultancy and information dissemination. Clingendael Research acts in an advisory capacity to the Dutch government, parliament, public organisations and the media, organising regular conferences and seminars. Clingendael Academy provides training programmes for an international audience, and is home to an MA on International Relations and Diplomacy in cooperation with Leiden University. The Institute publishes a Dutch-language online monthly journal on international politics, the Internationale Spectator, as well as a digital English-language newsletter.
Clingendael is an independent institute and as such not affiliated with any political, social, or religious movement. As a neutral platform, the Institute is the ideal location for conferences and round tables, with the primary objective of enhancing the public debate on international affairs.