Willem Post

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.


  • Trade and Globalisation


  • Americas

Expertise: US politics and foreign policy, society and history; Commentator for a large number of media organisations.

Willem Post studied history, diplomacy and international relations at Leiden University in The Netherlands. He is a Senior Research Associate on US politics and history at the Clingendael Institute in The Hague. Specialized in the U.S presidency and U.S. foreign and security policy.

Willem Post has written hundreds of articles and twelve books about U.S. politics, history and internationals relations.  The name just a few: ‘Obamaworld’ (2009), ‘The Magic of New York’ (2013) and ‘Cities go global’, an introduction to city diplomacy (2016).

In the mid-nineties he participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program in Washington D.C.

Willem Post is guest speaker for many organizations. He is a media-commentator on international affairs for numerous Dutch and international media including Belgian Public Radio, BBC the World, Australian Public Radio and Dutch Public Television and Radio.

He is also international advisor on city diplomacy for the municipal government of The Hague, well known as city of Peace and Justice and legal capital of the world because of all its tribunals and courts including the famous Peace Palace with the International Court of Justice.

My work



Trade and Globalisation

The Dutch Right should also be seriously worried about Trump

20 October 2016 - 16:49
Trade and Globalisation

Crisis in the United States

12 July 2016 - 20:06
Trade and Globalisation

Trumps metamorphosis and the odds of a 'First Lady President'

26 April 2016 - 15:26
Trade and Globalisation

Super Tuesday

29 February 2016 - 10:52

VS en Pakistan: gedwongen verstandshuwelijk

03 May 2012 - 16:03
Trade and Globalisation

Moment of truth for Obama in Africa

20 January 2011 - 11:34
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