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Marcel de Haas

Research Fellow

Dr. M. de Haas
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Dr Marcel de Haas is an Affiliated Professor of the University of Haifa, Israel (2017-), and external examiner of dissertations at the University of Pretoria, South Africa (2011-). He was Full Professor of Public Policy at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan (2014-2015). Earlier, he was Senior Research Associate at the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ in The Hague (2005-2014) and Senior Researcher at the Russian Studies Centre of the University of Groningen (2010-2014). As a Russia expert, Dr de Haas’ PhD thesis was on ‘Russia’s security policy and airpower’ (University of Amsterdam, 2004) and his MA thesis on ‘Soviet policy towards Southern Africa’ (University of Leiden, 1987). His latest book was with Routledge (2010): ‘Russia’s Foreign Security Policy in the 21st Century: Putin, Medvedev and Beyond’.


Lieutenant-Colonel (Royal Netherlands Army, ret.) De Haas has fulfilled military positions such as military-political analyst, lecturer in international relations and international law, head research branch NATO School, arms control inspector, and policy advisor at the Dutch Defence Staff. He was responsible for the drafting of the first edition of the Netherlands Defence Doctrine in 2005. His publications on national security strategy were used by the Dutch Senate in the 2006 Defence debate. He has contributed to the UK House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee report on China (2006).



General: International Relations; International Security; International Organizations; International Law; Foreign Policy (Analysis), Defence Policy, Conflict Studies, Arms Control and Russian Studies;

Specific: Foreign, security and defence policy of the Netherlands, NATO, EU, Russia, CIS, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO); Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO); Eurasian Union (EAEU).