Hugo Klijn

Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Defence


  • Russia & Central Asia

Hugo Klijn is a Senior Research Fellow within the Security Unit of the Clingendael Institute. The main focus of his work is on Transatlantic security issues and arms control. He has a special interest in the Russian Federation and the former Soviet republics. He has been seconded to Clingendael by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where he has worked in the Security Policy Department, the European Department and the Strategy Advisory Unit. He held foreign postings in Moscow, Belgrade, Brussels (NATO) and Vienna (OSCE).

Hugo holds a Master’s degree in contemporary history (Utrecht University) and has concluded a Master course in Public Administration (NSoB / Netherlands School for Public Administration).

My work



Security and Defence

Once in a hole, stop digging!

28 January 2022 - 14:17
Russia & Eastern Europe Centre

A Winter of Russian Discontent?

02 December 2021 - 20:49
Security and Defence

De internationale terugtrekking uit Afghanistan

03 November 2021 - 15:05
Security and Defence

Expert Insights: Transatlantic Relations

16 June 2021 - 09:00
Security and Defence

NAVO 2030: op automatische piloot of juist de vlucht naar voren

18 May 2021 - 13:16
Security and Defence

The Russia Policy Conundrum – Who Blinks First?

27 October 2020 - 12:30
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