Clingendael, Netherlands Institute of International Relations
The Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael is a knowledge institute for international relations. Clingendael acts as a think-tank as well as a diplomatic academy in order to identify and analyse emerging political and social developments for the benefit of government and the general public.
Clingendael seeks to achieve this objective through research, by publishing studies, organising courses and training programmes, and by providing information. Among the many trainings for foreign diplomats, special mention should be made of the special courses for diplomats to prepare them for their chairmanship of the OSCE. Clingendael´s research is mainly directed at energy, security, Europe, conflict research, diplomacy, Asia and global governance.