Goos Hofstee joined The Clingendael Institute as a Research Fellow in July 2019. Her research focusses on strategic foresight, geopolitical trend analysis, alternative futures development, and horizon scanning, with a specialization in Middle East politics, international security and terrorism.
Before joining the Research department, she worked as an Academy Fellow at Clingendael, where she was responsible for the design and coordination of the training programs focused on international security. In addition to this, as subject matter expert she regularly provided training sessions on topics relating to international security analysis, strategic foresight and Middle East politics.
Goos has a background in international security analysis and counterterrorism, as well extensive experience in the Middle East. Among others, she worked at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and in London as consultant on defence- and security policy issues.
Goos holds an Msc in Middle East Politics (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London), an MA in International Relations (Utrecht University), and a BA in History(University of Groningen). She is currently working towards a PhD, researching Al-Qaeda’s institutional evolvement in context of its rivalry with IS. She regularly lectures at various Universities on topics related to international security and the Middle East.