Women In International Security (WIIS)


Areas of Expertise
European Union, Global Governance, Peace and Security, Women, Peace and Security, United Nations, International Organizations, International Sanctions, Disarmament, Civil Society

Region of Focus

Dr. Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is President of Women in International Security (WIIS) since February 2013.

She was the founding and executive director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) North America (2012-2014). Previous positions include: associate vice president and director of the U.S. Institute of Peace Jennings Randolph Fellowship Program; adjunct associate professor at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; and senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. She has also held senior positions at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC ; and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) in Geneva.

Her areas of specialization are: women, peace and security, gender, international organizations, arms control and disarmament, terrorism and countering violent extremism, peacekeeping, use of force, economic sanctions, U.S.-European relations, and women, peace and security.

Recent Publications


• Co-editor and author, with Michael E. Brown, Gender, Peace and Security: Frameworks for Analysis and Action (forthcoming, 2018).

• Co-editor and author, with Kathleen Kuehnast and Helga Hernes, Women and War: Power and Protection in the 21st Century (Washington, D.C.: USIP Press, 2011), 170p.

• Co-editor and author, with P.J. Simmons, Managing Global Issues: Lessons Learned
(Washington, D.C.: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2001), 771p.


• “The WPS Agenda: A Strategy for the 21st Century,” in Jacqui True and Sara Davies, eds., Oxford Handbook on Women, Peace and Security, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017 forthcoming). Chapter 62.

• Co-author with Michael E.Brown, “WPS+GPS: Adding Gender to the Peace and Security Equation,” WIIS Policybrief, November 2017.

• Co-author with Jeanette Gaudry Haynie, “Women, Gender and Terrorism: Understanding Cultural and Organizational Differences,” WIIS Policybrief, April 2017.

• Co-author with Jeanette Gaudry Haynie, “Women, Gender and Terrorism: Policies and Programming,” WIIS Policybrief, January 2017.

• Co-author with Michael E. Brown, “Women, Gender and Terrorism: The Missing Links,” WIIS Policybrief, August 2016.

• The 2014 NATO/EAPC Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security: Assessments and Recommendations, (Washington, D.C.: WIIS, March 2016).

• “Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism: The Role of Women and Women’s Organizations,” in Naureen Chowdury Fink, Sara Zeiger and Rafia Bhulai, eds., A Man’s World? Exploring the Roles of Women in Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, (New York/AbuDhabi: Center for Global Cooperative Security and the Hedayah Center, 2016), pp. 18- 36.

• Co-author with Ellen Haring and Megan MacKenzie, Women In Combat: Learning from Cultural Support Teams, WIIS Policybrief, August 2015.

• Co-author with Sonja Stojanovic-Gajic, Carolyn Washington, and Brooke Stedman, The 1325 Scorecard – Gender Mainstreaming: Indicators for the Implementation of UNSCR 1325 and its Related Institutions (Brussels/Washington D.C.: NATO/WIIS, 2015)

• Co-author with Kathleen Kuehnast, “Peace and Security in the 21st Century: Understanding the Gendered Nature of Power” in Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds., Managing Conflict in a World Adrift (Washington, D.C.: USIP Press, 2015).

• “UNSCR 1325: Conundrums and Opportunities,” International Interactions, Vol. 39, No.4, 2013, pp.612-619.

• Co-author with Michael E. Brown, “Mostly Sunny, Partly Cloudy-The transatlantic forecast for the next four years,” in Atlantisch Perspectief, Vol. 36, No. 8, 2012, pp.4-9.

• “Play it Again, Uncle Sam: NATO, the EU and Transatlantic Relations,” in Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson, and Pamela Aall, eds., Rewiring Regional Security in a Fragmented World (Washington, D.C.: USIP Press, 2011), pp. 251-275.

• Co-author with Jean-Luc Marret, “The Uses and Abuses of Terrorist Designation Lists,” in Martha Crenshaw, ed., The Consequences of Counterterrorist Policies in Democracies (New York: Russell Sage Foundation, 2010), pp. 94-130.

• Co-author with Virginia Haufler, Global Governance and the Role of NGOs in International Peace and Security (Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, AICGS Policy Report, No.33, 2008).

• “Les Opérations conjointes entre organizations internationales: L’OSCE et le “multi- multilatéralisme” in Emmanuel Decaux and Serge Sur, eds., L’OSCE Trente Ans Après l’Acte Final de Helsinki (Paris: Editions Pedone, 2008).

• “America is Losing Sight of Europe” in Celia Belin, Julian Fernandez and Leah Pisar, eds., The United States and the European Union: Perceptions and Challenges (Paris: L.G.D.J. Lextenso Editions, 2008).

• “U.S. Attitudes Evolve About EU Security Ambitions,” European Affairs, Vol.8, No. 2-3, Summer/Fall 2007, pp. 24-26.

• “Sanctions in Support of International Peace and Security,” in Chester A. Crocker, Fen Osler Hampson and Pamela Aall, eds., Leashing the Dogs of War: Conflict Management in a Divided World (Washington, D.C.: USIP Press, 2007), pp. 335-352.

• The UN After Sixty: Challenges for the Future, (Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Contemporary German Studies, AICGS Issue Brief, No. 7, May 2006.)

• “The European Union at 25: A More Effective Actor in the United Nations,” in Kari Mottola, ed., Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance (Washington, D.C./Helsinki: Center for Transatlantic Relations and Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 2006), pp. 115-147.

• “A Larger EU: A More Effective Actor in the United Nations?,” in Esther Brimmer, ed., The Strategic Implications of EU Enlargement (Washington, D.C.: Center for Transatlantic Relations, 2005), pp. 241-272.

• “Le Conseil de Sécurité de l”ONU et la lutte contre le terrorisme,” Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales (AFRI) 2005, Vol.V1. (Bruxelles/Paris: Bruylant/Documentation Française), pp. 116-127.

• “The UN, the US and Democracy,” Transatlantic Magazine: Europe, America and the World, Vol.2, No.2, March/April 2005, pp. 8-9.