Expertise: Peace support operations; Dutch defence policy; Civil-military relations; Security Sector Reform; NATO and European security and defence policy; US security and defence policy; Non-traditional threats; Private military companies; Robotics in warfare; Military developments in Asia.
Maj. Gen. (ret.) RNLMC Kees Homan was Senior Research Associate at the Clingendael Institute. His research focused on international Security Issues and a wide range of strategic and military studies. Research projects included NATO’s new strategic concept, Dutch defence policy and international defence cooperation. He was a regular commentator for Dutch and foreign public news services. He was also Vice chairman of The Netherlands Society for International Affairs and Ethical adviser at the PGGM pension fund.
Prior to joining Clingendael in 1998, Kees Homan was director of the Netherlands Defence College, following on from senior positions at the Naval Staff College and an earlier period at Clingendael Institute. He has considerable field experience and has lectured on Strategy and Political Science/International Affairs at the Royal Naval Institute.
He studied at the Royal Naval Institute in Den Helder, graduating in 1965. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Law at the University of Amsterdam in 1975, and followed this with a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University in 1976.