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

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
Europe in the World

“What do you think: are the Russians coming?”

19 September 2020 - 01:00
Security and Defence

“Wat denkt u: komen de Russen?”

19 September 2020 - 01:00
Security and Defence

Macron’s overtures towards Russia deserve support, not scorn

08 April 2020 - 18:04
Security and Defence

Managing Robotic and Autonomous Systems (RAS)

17 March 2020 - 11:19
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