Peter van Ham

Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Europe and its Neighbours
  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Europe

Dr Peter van Ham is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. Since 2000, he is also visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). His research focuses on European security and defence issues, transatlantic relations, the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and place branding.

From 1996 to 2001 he was Professor of West European Politics at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies (Garmisch-Partenkirchen). He has held research positions at the former WEU Institute for Security Studies (current European Union Institute for Security Studies - Paris), the Royal Institute of International Affairs (London), Columbia University (New York) and the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI - Denmark). He is a member of the editorial board of Security Dialogue (PRIO - Oslo).

He holds a doctorate in Political Science from Leiden University (1981).


My work



Security and Defence

Chemical Weapons Challenges Ahead: Past and Future of the OPCW

23 October 2017 - 13:05
Strategic Foresight

The geopolitical relevance of Piraeus and China's New Silk Road

01 December 2016 - 11:05
Europe and its Neighbours

The EU’s joined-up approach to security

29 September 2016 - 16:04
Trade and Globalisation

TTIP is dead, long live transatlantic trade

30 August 2016 - 11:47
Europe and the EU

'Thank Trump for his message about defence'

10 August 2016 - 12:29
Europe and the EU

Brexit: A wake up call for Europe

24 June 2016 - 16:17
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