Sico van der Meer

Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Cyber Security
  • CBRN

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: 

- Nuclear arms control: the end of an era?

- Nederlands kernwapenbeleid: tussen ethiek en geopolitiek

My work



Security and Defence

Could the Corona Crisis Strengthen Due Diligence in Cyberspace?

13 May 2020 - 09:14
Security and Defence

Nuclear risk reduction: How could the EU contribute?

26 March 2020 - 10:14
Security and Defence

The need for balancing offensive and defensive cyber operations

16 December 2019 - 17:18
Strategic Foresight

CBRN weapons: Where are we in averting Armageddon?

05 November 2019 - 14:11
Europe in the World

The multilateral system under stress: Europe’s path forward

28 August 2019 - 15:14
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Security and Defence

Iran: Beyond the Headlines

05 February 2020 - 19:15
Security and Defence

Urgent appeal for a nuclear weapon free world

26 November 2019 - 13:00
Security and Defence

A world without the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty redux?

18 November 2019 - 16:00
Security and Defence

Public Lecture: NATO’s Nuclear Deterrence

23 September 2019 - 15:30
Security and Defence

600Minutes Cyber Security

04 September 2019 - 00:00
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Training courses

International security

Training Course International Security

07 March 2013 - 11:20