Frans-Paul van der Putten

Senior Research Fellow / Coordinator Clingendael China Centre


  • Trade and Globalisation
  • New Silk Road
  • Geostrategic risk management
  • Strategic Foresight
  • China Centre


  • Asia

Dr Frans-Paul van der Putten is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. His area of research is the geopolitical significance of the rise of China as a global power. He is the coordinator of the Clingendael China Centre.

Frans-Paul studied history at Leiden University, where he also wrote a PhD dissertation on Dutch corporate strategies and political risk in early twentieth-century China. From 2007-2012 he was the editor-in-chief of Itinerario: Journal of Imperial and Global Interactions. Prior to joining Clingendael he worked at Nyenrode Business University, where he conducted research for private and public sector actors regarding international corporate social responsibility and the role of multinational corporations in developing countries.

My work



China Centre

Building the ‘Belt and Road’ in Europe?

28 April 2020 - 14:21

China and the geopolitics of the coronavirus

26 February 2020 - 15:32
Europe in the World

Europe in the Face of US-China Rivalry

23 January 2020 - 12:00
Europe in the World

European seaports and Chinese strategic influence

18 December 2019 - 10:15
Europe in the World

Terugblik op het Grote China debat

11 September 2019 - 13:22
Europe in the World

Top 5 China Research

02 September 2019 - 12:00
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Europe in the World

China's Growing Role In The World: Views From Europe And Japan

15 March 2019 - 09:30
Trade and Globalisation

Chinese investeringen in Nederland en Europa

12 December 2018 - 14:30
Trade and Globalisation

Public debate: Political values in Europe-China relations

06 December 2018 - 16:00
Europe in the World

De toekomst van Europa ten opzichte van andere continenten

03 December 2018 - 20:00
Trade and Globalisation

Public event: The New Silk Road-De Nieuwe Zijderoute

27 September 2018 - 09:00
Trade and Globalisation

Seminar China & trade controls

18 September 2018 - 14:30
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