Karlijn Jans is a defence expert. Her areas of expertise include NATO, Dutch, and European security and defence policies, strategic foresight, and the impact of new technologies on defence. She currently serves as a senior defence policy advisor at the NL Ministry of Defence. Jans is also a reservist with the Royal Netherlands Air Force. Prior she served as the senior defence policy advisor at British Embassy in The Hague. Jans holds a Master’s degree in European Studies from King’s College London and a Master’s degree in European and International Law from Maastricht University. She further specialised in defence matters while studying at the Netherlands Defence Academy. She has advised military representatives and NATO commanders on several occasions. Prior to her position at the British Embassy, she was a strategic analyst at the The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS). Jans is a member of the WIIS Netherlands Advisory Board. Over the past few years, she spoke frequently at NATO and international think tank conferences and published widely on transatlantic security issues, NATO and European defence policies in the media.