Clingendael experts conduct policy-oriented analysis and research on strategic international issues. We offer policy recommendations through our publications, events and presence in the media.


Clingendael Academy is one of the largest international diplomatic training centres around the world. Every year, international professionals experience our unique training philosophy.


This section features trending publications, training courses and news.

PublicationsEurope and the EU

Rutte must show Merkel risks for EU of being too accommodating

20 September 2017 - 14:17

The German tendency to accept compromises means risks for the Eurozone that are often underemphasised. The Netherlands should be making those risks clear.


New diplomatic training in Bhutan

20 September 2017 - 17:48

Clingendael Annual Report 2016

30 August 2017 - 17:01
PublicationsConflict and Fragility
PublicationsSecurity and Defence

Libya Crises Alert

27 July 2017 - 12:20

Upcoming training courses

14 Sep - 1 Dec 2017 The Hague
2 Oct - 20 Nov 2017 The Hague
1 - 10 Nov 2017 The Hague

Upcoming events

25 Sep 2017 The Hague
2 Oct 2017 The Hague
About Clingendael

The leading Dutch think tank and diplomatic academy

Clingendael – the Netherlands Institute of International Relations – is a leading think tank and academy on international affairs. Clingendael wants to contribute to a secure, sustainable and just world through its policy-oriented research, training and knowledge sharing.

About us