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 focusses on non-conventional weapons such as Weapons of Mass Destruction and cyber weapons from a strategic policy perspective. He also has a special interest in North Korea and relations between North and South Korea.

He graduated from the Radboud University Nijmegen in 1999 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), Foreign & Commonwealth Office (United Kingdom), PAX, Geneva Nuclear Disarmament Initiative, etc. He is a regular media commentator and is frequently lecturing for various audiences. 

My work



Security and Defence

Chemical weapons in Syria

11 July 2018 - 14:26
Security and Defence

Reducing nuclear weapons risks

25 June 2018 - 16:38
Security and Defence

Hybrid Conflict: The Roles of Russia, North Korea and China

16 May 2018 - 12:03
Security and Defence

Reducing the risk of nuclear weapons use: 11 policy options

18 April 2018 - 11:55
Security and Defence

Why North Korea will never give up its nuclear weapons

20 March 2018 - 11:43
Security and Defence

Trump's Nuclear Posture Review

06 February 2018 - 15:48
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Security and Defence

The future of cyber warfare

03 April 2018 - 11:26
Security and Defence

North Korean Nuclear Weapons: Starting Point of a 3rd World War?

18 December 2017 - 13:04
Security and Defence

Chemical Weapons Challenges Ahead: Past and Future of the OPCW

15 November 2017 - 10:39
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Trump and the Iran Deal

20 October 2017 - 12:38
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The great debate on cyberwarfare

26 September 2017 - 12:58
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Challenges in nuclear arms control: The NPT at risk?

27 March 2017 - 15:37
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