Karlijn Jans

Strategic Analyst

Karlijn Jans is a strategic analyst at HCSS. She holds a Master’s degree in European Studies specializing in German politics from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in European and International Law from Maastricht University. Her geographical expertise includes Europe and the transatlantic sphere. Ms. Jans further specialized in defense and security policies while studying as a visiting student at the Netherlands Defense Academy. Prior to her position at HCSS she worked as a policy advisor at the TNO’s EU office in Brussels. Karlijn frequently publishes on transatlantic security issues and European defense policies in the media, including in The Huffington Post, Diplomatic Courier, World Politics Review, Euractiv, and Charged Affairs. Besides her work at HCSS she is a member of the youth-think tank The West Wing of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she focuses on European defence cooperation specifically.

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