Bob Deen

Senior Research Fellow / Head Security Unit / Coordinator Russia and Eastern Europe Centre


  • Security and Defence
  • Russia & Eastern Europe


  • Europe
  • Russia & Central Asia

Bob Deen is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Security Unit of the Research department of the Clingendael Institute. He is the Coordinator of the Clingendael Russia and Eastern Europe Centre. His research focuses on international security issues, geopolitics, multilateral co-operation and inter-ethnic conflict, with a particular emphasis on Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Current research subjects include European strategic autonomy and Russian foreign and security policy. He has over 15 years of experience in international governmental and non-governmental organizations, mainly for the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) as Head of Section and Senior Adviser to the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. He also worked in Georgia as a Political Adviser for the EU and in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan for a non-governmental aid organization. In 2018 he was appointed by the Council of Europe as member of the Advisory Committee of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities. He holds a Masters degree in Nationalism and Ethnicity (distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Masters degree in International Relations/International Organizations (cum laude) from the University of Groningen. He has lectured at various Dutch universities, including at Leiden University College for the course ‘Foreign Policy and Diplomacy’.

My work



Security and Defence

Experts insights: Russia and Ukraine

12 January 2024 - 10:30
Europe in the World

Christmas Reads 2023

20 December 2023 - 12:30

Uitdagingen bij een langdurige oorlog

03 November 2023 - 16:10
Russia & Eastern Europe

After Putin, the deluge?

02 October 2023 - 12:40
Security and Justice

Ukraine’s State-Civil Partnership to Reform the Security Sector

27 September 2023 - 14:03

In gespannen afwachting van het lente-offensief

15 May 2023 - 15:11
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Europe and the EU

75 years Congress of the Hague at the Peace Palace

02 March 2023 - 14:00
Russia & Eastern Europe

1 jaar oorlog in Oekraïne: Q&A met Clingendael-experts

24 February 2023 - 13:00
Europe in the World

State of the union 2022: War in Europe and its aftershocks

28 September 2022 - 09:00
Russia & Eastern Europe

REKA Conferentie 2022: Een nieuwe realiteit in Oost-Europa

28 June 2022 - 14:00
Europe and the EU

Keynote By Ukranian Deputy MFA Emine Dzhaparova

14 June 2022 - 15:00
Russia & Eastern Europe

Clingendael Leest: Gronings Goud van Wendelmoet Boersema

25 April 2022 - 17:00
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