The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

HCSS conducts research on geopolitical and defence & security issues for governments, international institutions and businesses. Our research is characterized by a datadriven, multidisciplinary approach, specialist knowledge and a strategic orientation.

For the workshop we will discuss how we can use data science to inject the field of geopolitics, which is rife with opinion and ideology, with a bit of empiricism. By making use of quantitative indicators and advanced data methods we can combine quantitative and qualitative insights to have a more facts based discussion on geopolitics. In addition, we look at both the classic side of security (men with guns), and the soft side of security like climate change . To illustrate this we will demonstrate a range of data science products that HCSS has created, as well as discuss some of the content challenges a think tank faces.

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