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



Strategic Foresight

Global Security Pulse: Weapons of Mass Destruction

26 August 2019 - 10:04
Security and Defence

An EU-Russia deal to replace the INF Treaty?

13 March 2019 - 17:49
Security and Defence

The demise of the INF treaty: can the EU save arms control?

24 January 2019 - 09:58
Security and Defence

State-level responses to massive cyber-attacks: a policy toolbox

12 December 2018 - 11:25
Security and Defence

Chemical weapons treaty: Time for chemical industry to step up

19 October 2018 - 16:08
Security and Defence

The Chemical Weapons Convention 2018 Review Conference

08 October 2018 - 11:13
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Security and Defence

600Minutes Cyber Security

04 September 2019 - 00:00
Security and Defence

Masterclass Europa #2: Cybersecurity

29 April 2019 - 19:30
Security and Defence

Kernwapens voor dummies

02 April 2019 - 19:45
Security and Defence

Weapons of Mass Destruction

18 March 2019 - 20:00
Security and Defence

Kernwapens in de wereldpolitiek: terug van weggeweest?

06 February 2019 - 20:00
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