Susanne Kamerling

Former Research Associate
Associates are experts in their own field and contractually affiliated with Clingendael. Although associates are not employees of the Clingendael Institute, they comply with all policies that Clingendael staff do.


  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Asia

Expertise: International security issues related to China and India, EU-Asia relations, maritime security and piracy, training and simulation concepts and curriculum development.

Susanne Kamerling is a Research Associate at the Clingendael Institute and PhD researcher and lecturer at the International Relations department of the University of Groningen. Her research interests include the role of China and India in international security, their security and defense polies, regional security in Asia, maritime security and counter-piracy cooperation, and EU’s Common Security and Defense Policy (CSDP) and external relations with Asia.

In previous work for the Clingendael Institute she has been involved in setting up and developing custom-made trainings and courses in the field of international security, like the international security module of the Advanced Staff and Command College of the Netherlands Defense Academy, Europe’s New Training Initiative for Civilian Crisis Management (ENTRi) for the European External Action Service (EEAS); the Dutch Police Academy’s ‘Columbus’ course for senior police officers, as well as research projects such as the ‘Clingendael Strategische Monitor’ and the ‘Analistennetwerk Nationale Veiligheid (ANV)’.

Susanne Kamerling holds an MSc in Political Science (University of Amsterdam/ Sciences Po 2005) and MSc in Social Geography (International School for Humanities and Social Sciences, 2008). She has also successfully participated in courses on didactical skills and obtained her university teaching qualification. She is editor at the Dutch magazine ‘China Nu’ and has been secretary of the Netherlands Society for International Affairs (NGIZ) between 2009-2012. She currently works on a dissertation about the role and self-perception of China and India in international security issues at the University of Groningen.

My work



Strategic Foresight

An overseas naval presence without overseas bases

07 February 2012 - 13:41
Europe in the World

Enhancing Maritime Security Governance

31 May 2011 - 17:17
Security and Defence

Europe Sails East, China Sails West

19 October 2010 - 09:51