Strategic Analyst

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Joris Teer is a strategic foresight and China analyst at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), focusing on the dilemmas of deep economic interdependence at a time of great power rivalry. Together with Director of Political Affairs Han ten Broeke, Joris initiated HCSS Boardroom, an initiative to make the strategies of Dutch and European industry and investors more geopolitically shock-resistant. His contributions to the Strategic Monitor, a multi-annual strategic foresight project that HCSS together with the Clingendael Institute executes for the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Defence, focus on trends in geoeconomics and strategic technologies. He is also the Project Coordinator of the Europe in the Indo-Pacific Hub (EIPH). January 2024, Teer will take up an additional role as PhD-researcher at the Centre for Security, Diplomacy and Strategy (CSDS) at the Free University of Brussels (VUB), focusing on the implications for the EU of the growing use by China and the US of weaponized interdependence-strategies under the supervision of Dr. Daniel Fiott. Finally, Teer is a member of the Peace and Security Committee (CVV) of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). The AIV is an independent body which advises the Dutch government and parliament on foreign policy.

He has conducted research on the effects of great power competition on prosperity in the Netherlands and the EU, Netherlands relations with China, strategic technologies, the geopolitics of semiconductors, critical raw materials and the energy transition, resilient value chains for critical economic inputs, China’s military rise and (maritime) defence issues in the Indo-Pacific, the protection of 21st century NL and EU (offshore) critical infrastructure and strategic foresight methods. For a project commissioned by the Netherlands House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Teer leads a research team that develops Taiwan crisis scenarios, outlining the impact on Dutch and European vital sectors of a military conflict in or around Taiwan. He writes and speaks regularly on these issues in Dutch (e.g., NRC and Nieuwsuur) and international (e.g., BBC and Politico Europe) media. 

Teer holds a Dual M.Sc. Degree in International Affairs focusing on China’s politics and foreign policy at Peking University and on the international relations of the Middle East, crisis-decision making and political Islam at the London School of Economics. He holds an honours BA (cum laude) from Amsterdam University College (AUC). Teer speaks Dutch (native), English (fluent) and Mandarin Chinese (limited working proficiency).