Senior Strategic Analyst

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Louk Faesen is Senior Strategic Analyst at the Cyber Policy and Resilience Program of the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, and Project Manager of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace (GCSC). He researches and advises on numerous policy issues pertaining to the wider field of international cybersecurity and hybrid conflict. He has co-edited paper series and has authored numerous reports and articles, including on cyber norms and cybersecurity standards, disinformation and hybrid conflict, cyber military capabilities and deterrence, as well as the security implications of new technologies. He has briefed members of European Parliament and Council of the EU, participated in international discussions on cyberstability inter alia at the UN, EU, OSCE and AUC, and also organizes a long-running track 2 diplomatic dialogue on cyber issues.

Louk worked previously as a Policy Officer at the Task Force International Cyber Policy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, where he assisted in the substantive preparations for the Global Conference on CyberSpace 2015 and the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise. He holds a Master’s degree in Law and Politics of International Security (LLM) from the VU University of Amsterdam.