Peter van Ham

Senior Research Fellow / Clingendael Spectator


  • Europe in the World
  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Europe

Dr Peter van Ham is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute and since 2020 he is editor-in-chief of the Clingendael Magazine for International Relations 'Clingendael Spectator'.

Since 2000, he is a Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). His research focuses on European security and defense issues, International Organizations, and the future of global governance.

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 EU Institute for Security Studies, Paris); Chatham House (London); Columbia University (New York); and the Copenhagen Peace Research Institute (COPRI). Peter teaches in the two-year Master's Program International Relations and Diplomacy (MIRD, offered by Leiden University and the Clingendael Institute), as well in the Leiden Law School (LL.M). Since 2020, he is the Chief Editor of the Clingendael Spectator. He holds a doctorate in Political Science from Leiden University (1991). 

My work



Security and Defence

Modernizing conventional arms control in the Euro-Atlantic region

18 September 2018 - 12:54
Strategic Foresight

Global Security Pulse: Interstate military competition

26 April 2018 - 17:55
Europe in the World

Trump's impact on European security

15 January 2018 - 10:51
Security and Defence

Five reasons why the Iran nuclear deal has to go

03 January 2018 - 14:13
Security and Defence

The Missile Technology Control Regime at 30

29 November 2017 - 14:58
Security and Defence

Chemical Weapons Challenges Ahead: Past and Future of the OPCW

23 October 2017 - 13:05
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Trade and Globalisation

Seminar on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

17 February 2014 - 15:00