Dorith Kool is a Research Fellow at HCSS, where she contributes to projects commissioned by the Dutch ministries. Her primary interest and expertise lie in fragile states, contemporary conflict dynamics and the role of the armed forces, with a special interest in the security implications of climate change. Among other topics, she has conducted research on geopolitics, geoeconomics and the nexus between water and conflict, the security sector in fragile states, civil-military relations, and migration. She also has experience working as an Arabic translator.
Dorith holds a MSc in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University and a MSc in Military Strategic Studies from the Netherlands Defence Academy.