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



Security and Defence

Hybrid Conflict: The Roles of Russia, North Korea and China

16 May 2018 - 12:03
Trade and Globalisation

Active approach of the Netherlands towards Belt and Road needed

08 February 2018 - 16:55
Strategic Foresight

Spillover in the multi-order

31 January 2018 - 13:55
Europe in the World

Chinese Direct Investment in the Netherlands

22 December 2017 - 15:18
Europe in the World

Chinese Investment in Europe

15 December 2017 - 15:06
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Trade and Globalisation

First corporate network event

13 September 2017 - 10:56
Trade and Globalisation

The Belt and Road

06 July 2017 - 13:46
Strategic Foresight

Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum

27 March 2017 - 17:03
Strategic Foresight

Europe and China's New Silk Roads

27 January 2017 - 13:56
Strategic Foresight

Les Nouvelles Routes de la Soie chinoises - les relations Europe-Chine

07 December 2016 - 12:17
Strategic Foresight

Seminar One Belt, One Road: Dilemmas and Responses

25 November 2016 - 12:13
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