Frans-Paul van der Putten

Senior Research Fellow


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


  • Asia

Dr Frans-Paul van der Putten joined Clingendael in 2007, where he is a Senior Research Fellow. His research is aimed at understanding the consequences of the rise of China as a major power and of China’s New Silk Road strategy. He is a co-coordinator for Clingendael Geostrategic Risks, which provides geopolitical analysis for the private sector, and a co-editor for Clingendael’s New Silk Road Forum

He has published articles in various international newspapers and journals, including Financial Times, Enterprise & Society, Europe’s World, Global Policy, International Herald Tribune and Journal of Business Ethics. He has also published in Dutch media such as NRC Handelsblad, Het Financieele Dagblad, Volkskrant, Trouw, and Internationale Spectator.

Frans-Paul van der Putten has an MA in history from Leiden University. In 2001 be obtained his PhD degree at Leiden based on a dissertation on business strategies of Dutch companies in pre-WW II China. Between 2007 and 2012 he was the Editor-in-Chief of Itinerario: International Journal on the History of European Expansion and Global Interaction. Prior to joining Clingendael he worked at Nyenrode Business University, where he did research for private and public sector actors regarding international corporate social responsibility and the role of multinational corporations in developing countries.

My work



Trade and Globalisation

Assessing China's influence in Europe through investments

17 January 2019 - 12:57
Europe in the World

A United Nations with Chinese characteristics?

18 December 2018 - 15:36
Europe in the World

Political values in Europe-China relations

07 December 2018 - 14:08
Trade and Globalisation

Noord-Brabant and China

29 October 2018 - 14:29
Trade and Globalisation

Die Seidenstraßen sollten ein Gemeinschafts-project sein

14 August 2018 - 14:33
Trade and Globalisation

The growing relevance of geopolitics for European business

25 May 2018 - 13:07
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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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