Tim Sweijs

Director Research

Tim Sweijs is a Senior Strategist. He is the initiator, creator, and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for research projects in horizon scanning, conflict analysis, international and national security risk assessment, and capability development. He has led multicenter research projects for both private and public sector organizations – including the European Commission and various European governments.

Mr. Sweijs spearheads the HCSS StratMon program, which offers strategic assessments of medium to long-term risks in the global security environment to the Strategic Monitor of the Dutch Ministries of Defence, Foreign Affairs, and Security and Justice. He is the architect of the Drivers-of-Vulnerability Monitor, a web-based interactive mapping platform of global state vulnerability to intrastate conflict. Tim has lectured at civilian universities and military academies around the world. 

In his very limited spare time, Tim is presently working on a PhD thesis about the use and utility of ultimata in coercive diplomacy in the period 1920-2010. Prior to HCSS, he was a researcher at TNO Defence, Safety & Security in The Hague and a member of the research staff of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels. He has degrees in War Studies (MA, merit, King’s College), International Relations (MSc, cum laude, University of Amsterdam) and Philosophy (BA, cum laude, University of Amsterdam). 

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