Senior Strategic Analyst

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Paul van Hooft is a Senior Strategic Analyst at the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies, the Chair of the HCSS Europe in the Indo-Pacific Hub, and the Chair of the HCSS Initiative on the Future of Transatlantic Relations. Paul attained his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Amsterdam (UVA). He was a postdoctoral fellow from 2018 to 2020 at the Security Studies Program (SSP) of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), including as a 2018-2019 Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow, and a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) from 2016 to 2018. His work focuses on: the origins and logic of American grand strategy; European grand strategy and security; nuclear strategy; Indo-Pacific security, transatlantic relations; alliances; and extended deterrence. Paul received the 2016 prize from the Dutch and Flemish political science associations for his dissertation on the impact of experiences with war on postwar grand strategy. He has published in a.o. Security Studies and International Politics. Paul is a Research Fellow at the Royal Dutch Military Academy and teaches on grand strategy at Leiden University.