The focus of our work lies on the implications and consequences of China’s rise on the international order and its repercussions for global peace, security, and prosperity. The HCSS China Desk is capable of linking regional knowledge (countries) and domain knowledge (military, cyber) with a specific perspective (international relations, strategic studies) through data driven analysis.
Understanding the New World Order: The Rise of China and the Future of the West
The rise of China is now one of the greatest issues of the twenty-first century. The country’s remarkable economic growth and proactive stance on the diplomatic front are already changing Asia, and the future will likely see even more Chinese influence and control. What does this mean for the existing world order? What will this mean for the West? Will China claim its dominance? And what can the West do to maintain its position?
To help address and understand these new and complex challenges, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies has launched the China Desk, where we gather our expertise and offer insights into the emergence of Beijing as a Global Power. Our experts are uniquely suited to the task, as the HCSS as has been conducting research on many aspects of China’s rise for years. The China Desk will provide independent and objective analyses and advice, for both the public and the private sector.
Training, dissemination and education
We have partnered with both national and international organizations. The Dutch Ministries of Security & Justice, Foreign Affairs, and Defense are among our regular customers. In addition, we also provide analysis to international organizations such as the European Commission and NATO.
The HCSS China Desk is open to requests from the private sector (commercial and non-commercial organizations and associations). Our specialists are skilled in identifying needs for dissemination, and can construct relevant trainings to fulfill your organization’s strategic goals and requirements. The HCSS China Desk can provide tailor-made learning programmes, lectures, conferences, roundtables, workshops, seminars and other academic events. These educational activities can be organized on site, or at our own conference facilities in The Hague.
For the past few years, HCSS experts have published numerous articles, full-fledged reports, issue briefs, strategic surveys, innovative policy recommendations, trend and scenario analyses, risk assessments, geopolitical and regional security analyses, conflict analyses, operational evaluations on the subject of China.
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Asking the right questions: meet our experts
The China Desk is comprised of in-house subject matter experts, analysts and other independent researchers, consultants and specialized scientists associated with HCSS in both the Netherlands and abroad. Our years of experience have provided us with a unique and genuine understanding and the necessary know-how on the impact of China and its role in the current global power shifts.