Tony van der Togt

Senior 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.


  • Europe in the World
  • Europe and the EU
  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Russia & Central Asia
  • The Netherlands

Per September 2018 Tony van der Togt continued his connection to the Clingendael Institute as Senior Research Associate after his return to the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Prior to that, he was on secondment from the ministry since September 2014. Before joining the Clingendael Institute he held different positions in the Netherlands MFA, both in The Hague and at Dutch representations abroad, dealing with Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He established the first Netherlands Embassy in Kazakhstan and served as Dutch Chargé d’Affaires a.i. in Almaty from 1995-98. At the Ministry, he worked on Eastern Europe and Central Asia in several functions, including Head of Eastern Europe/Central Asia Division from 2000-2005. He worked at CFSP-department from 1998-2000, including as Acting European Correspondent and was Special Advisor on OSCE from 2005-2008. Most recently, he served as Dutch Consul-General in St Petersburg (2008-2011) and Special Representative for the Netherlands-Russia bilateral year in 2013.

Tony van der Togt studied contemporary history and international relations at Amsterdam Free University, Radboud University Nijmegen and Leiden University. He wrote his MA-thesis on organisational changes in the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in reaction to new international developments in the period 1945-1974 (Nijmegen, 1983).

Apart from earlier articles and papers on Dutch-Central Asian relations, Russian foreign policy and EU-OSCE relations, he also wrote an overview and analysis of the history of bilateral Dutch-Russian relations 1942-2013, in: N.Kraft van Ermel/J.S.A.M. van Koningsbrugge, Nederland en Rusland, een paar apart? 400 jaar Nederlands-Russische betrekkingen (The Netherlands and Russia, a special couple? 400 years Dutch-Russian relations), Groningen 2013.

My work



Europe in the World

EU & Eurasian Economic Union: a Common Chinese Challenge

30 April 2020 - 16:46
Europe in the World

In search of a European Russia Strategy

09 March 2020 - 10:38
Security and Defence

Conflict Prevention and Regional Cooperation in the Arctic

02 October 2019 - 09:57
Security and Defence

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

16 May 2018 - 12:03
Security and Defence

No progress in NATO-Russia relations without US leadership

05 July 2017 - 17:12
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Security and Defence

Hybrid cooperation: How could the EU still engage with Russia?

11 October 2018 - 17:00
Europe in the World

Putin 4.0: ready for a new Cold War?

18 May 2018 - 14:00
Europe in the World

Expert seminar on conflict resolution in Eastern Ukraine

23 March 2018 - 09:30