Kees Homan

Former Senior Research Associate


  • Security and Defence


  • The Netherlands

Expertise: Peace support operations; Dutch defence policy; Civil-military relations; Security Sector Reform; NATO and European security and defence policy; US security and defence policy; Non-traditional threats; Private military companies; Robotics in warfare; Military developments in Asia.

Maj. Gen. (ret.) RNLMC Kees Homan was Senior Research Associate at the Clingendael Institute. His research focused on international Security Issues and a wide range of strategic and military studies. Research projects included NATO’s new strategic concept, Dutch defence policy and international defence cooperation. He was a regular commentator for Dutch and foreign public news services. He was also Vice chairman of The Netherlands Society for International Affairs and Ethical adviser at the PGGM pension fund.

Prior to joining Clingendael in 1998, Kees Homan was director of the Netherlands Defence College, following on from senior positions at the Naval Staff College and an earlier period at Clingendael Institute. He has considerable field experience and has lectured on Strategy and Political Science/International Affairs at the Royal Naval Institute.

He studied at the Royal Naval Institute in Den Helder, graduating in 1965. He was awarded a Master’s degree in Law at the University of Amsterdam in 1975, and followed this with a Master’s degree in Political Science from Leiden University in 1976.

My work



Security and Defence

Article 5 revisited – Is NATO up to it?

29 August 2014 - 10:24
EU Integration

The elusive European army

19 December 2013 - 15:00
Security and Defence

Civil-military capacities for European security

09 December 2013 - 16:51
Conflict and Fragility

Het conflict in Mali

05 December 2013 - 14:59
Europe and the EU

Over een politieke dwerg en een militaire worm

05 December 2013 - 12:54
Security and Defence

Dutch troops to peacekeeping mission in Mali will face complex situation

22 November 2013 - 17:03
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