HCSS is the top Dutch think tank in 3 categories of the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index

January 30th 2017 - 16:03

The 2016 edition of the The annual Global Go To Think Tank Index, published by the Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) of the University of Pennsylvania, was recently released. The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) is honored to be featured for the third time in the Index, which is derived from a database of almost 7000 think tanks from across the world.

In the 2016 index, HCSS is included in 5 different categories. Compared to other Western European think tanks, HCSS is proud to be listed within the top 50 in all 5 categories.

All 2016 rankings for HCSS:

#41 Top think tanks with annual operating budgets less than $5 million USD. HCSS features as the sole Dutch think tank in this category. It is in the top 10 of Western Europe.

#44 Top Energy and Resource policy think tanks. HCSS features as the sole Dutch think tank in this category. It is in the top 15 of Western Europe.

#73 Best Independent Think Tank. HCSS moved up 11 places in this category and is the only Dutch think tank included. It is in the top 25 of Western Europe.

#78 Top Defense and National Security. HCSS is in the top 30 of Western Europe.

#115 Top Foreign Policy & International Affairs think tanks. HCSS is in the top 50 of Western Europe.

HCSS extends its congratulations to Chatham House, for their first position in the overall worldwide ranking, and to Clingendael Institute, for their position as the highest ranked Dutch think tank in the category Top Think Tanks Worldwide (Non-US).

HCSS is pleased to be acknowledged for its high quality, evidenced based, creative and actionable research products especially in the domains of defense and security, and energy and resources. Today, the need for reliable research and independent policy advice is greater than ever. HCSS will continue to offer its strategic insights to public and private sector decision makers.

Paul Sinning is the Executive Director of HCSS. After graduating from the Dutch police academy in 1985, he started his career in the police force in Amsterdam. As a police officer he was responsible for several criminal investigation units. He later studied management and organization (University of Tilburg, 1995) and became a management consultant (1997) and managing partner (2002) at Twynstra Gudde, a Dutch management and consultancy firm. As managing partner he was responsible for building and developing the Security Group, specialized in organizational, business and change management within the field of security. He focused mainly on strategy, organizational development and complex collaboration issues between organizations responsible for security. He later studied public management at the University of Tilburg (2005) and has written several books about security. He has been closely involved in The Hague Security Delta from the start.