Peter van Ham

Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Europe in the World
  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Europe

Dr Peter van Ham is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. Since 2000, he is also visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). His research focuses on European security and defence issues, transatlantic relations, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and place branding.

From 1996 to 2001 he was Professor of West European Politics at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). He has held research positions at the former WEU Institute for Security Studies (current European Union Institute for Security Studies - Paris), the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Columbia University (New York) and the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI - Denmark). He is a member of the editorial board of Security Dialogue (PRIO - Oslo). Peter van Ham teaches in the two-year Master's Programme International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD) at Leiden University.

He holds a doctorate in Political Science from Leiden University (1987).

My work



Security and Defence

Chemical weapons treaty: Time for chemical industry to step up

19 October 2018 - 16:08
Security and Defence

Modernizing conventional arms control in the Euro-Atlantic region

18 September 2018 - 12:54
Strategic Foresight

Global Security Pulse: Interstate military competition

26 April 2018 - 17:55
Europe in the World

Trump's impact on European security

15 January 2018 - 10:51
Security and Defence

Five reasons why the Iran nuclear deal has to go

03 January 2018 - 14:13
Security and Defence

The Missile Technology Control Regime at 30

29 November 2017 - 14:58
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