Linde Arentze worked as a Strategic Analyst at HCSS until July 2023.
Her primary research interests included remote methods of warfare and the global rise of autonomous military technology and its effects on contemporary conflict and military-industrial relations.
Prior to working at HCSS, Linde obtained a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Conflict Studies and a Master’s degree (cum laude) in Conflict Studies and Human Rights from Utrecht University. For her Master’s thesis, she conducted fieldwork within the defence innovation landscape as she investigated how entrepreneurialism in the tech sector and the pursuit of autonomous military technology by the Dutch Ministry of Defence are reshaping the Dutch military-industrial complex.
Linde conducted various internships at Utrecht University’s Intimacies of Remote Warfare (IRW) research program (2022) and the Dutch Ministry of Defence’s Institute for Military History (2021) and Directorate-General Policy (2022). She currently combines her work at HCSS with a position as Researcher at IRW.