Indonesian Delegation Visit

March 16th 2020 - 12:00

HCSS had the honor of hosting a delegation from the Policy Analysis and Development Agency of Indonesia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss the foreign policy objectives of the Netherlands and Indonesia. Among the delegation were Fikry Cassidy, deputy chief of mission for the agency, and Ben Perkasa Drajat, director of the America and Europe region of the Center for Policy Analysis and Development, as well as other experts. They met with HCSS’s Tim Sweijs and retired senator Frank van Kappen in order to examine the relationship between the two countries from a foreign policy perspective and foster a mutual understanding of the goals and challenges to address in their relationship.  

The delegation with HCSS's Tim Sweijs and retired senator Frank van Kappen.


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. Tim has lectured at universities and military academies around the world. 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.