Dr. Tim Sweijs is the Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for horizon scanning, early warning, conflict analysis, national security risk assessment, and strategy and capability development. His main research interest concerns the changing character of contemporary conflict. Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy, and an Affiliate at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also serves as an Adviser Technology, Conflict and National Interest to the UK Government’s Stabilisation Unit. He spearheads the HCSS StratMon program which offers strategic assessments of medium to long term risks in the global security environment to the Dutch Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs. Tim has lectured at universities and military academies around the world. Previously, he was a researcher at TNO Defence and Security in The Hague and at the research staff of NATO’s Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels. He studied in London, Amsterdam and Hong Kong and holds degrees in War Studies (PhD, MA), International Relations (Msc), and Philosophy (BA). Tim is married and has three children.