Sico van der Meer is a Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. His research focuses on non-conventional weapons such as Weapons of Mass Destruction (nuclear, chemical, biological) and cyber weapons from a strategic policy perspective.
Currently he is also a Researcher / Doctoral Candidate at Eindhoven Technical University for two days a week, working on a research project regarding international cyber security funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).
Sico graduated from the Radboud University with a Master’s in History. Before joining the Clingendael Institute, he worked as a journalist and as a Fellow of a think tank on civil-military relations. In 2016 he was seconded to the Taskforce International Cyber Policies of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs for seven months.
At the Clingendael Institute he was involved in projects for clients such as OPCW, NATO, OSCE, Ministries of Foreign Affairs / Defense / Justice & Security / Economic Affairs (Netherlands), State Department (United States), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom), Dutch Research Council, PAX, Geneva Nuclear Disarmament Initiative, etc. Sico is a regular media commentator and is frequently lecturing for various audiences.
Sico is a regular contributor to the Clingendael Spectator, the magazine of the Clingendael Institute. His best read publications include: