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The Hague Times is a media focussing on geopolitics from a non-western point of view.

Our contributors are writing from all over the world news and analytics that you will not find in your western mainstream media.

Discover more about our contributors:

Max van der Werff

Max van der Werff
Max has investigated Dutch war crimes in Indonesia, then the Dutch East Indies. His investigations have led to a unique conviction of the Netherlands as a state for torturing a civilian. Another research subject is the tragedy of Malaysian Boeing flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine. Go to his personal blog.

Christelle Néant
Christelle is an independent French journalist working in the Donbass since 2016. She writes news and analytics both on the ongoing Donbass conflict, on the political, economical, and social situation in Ukraine and Russia, and on the involvement of other countries both in the war and in the political life of Ukraine. She is also involved in several investigations about war crimes in the Donbass, and debunking of fake news.

Dr Piers Robinson
Dr Piers Robinson researches and writes about propaganda. He is co-director of the Organisation for Propaganda Studies, convenor of the Working Group on Syria, Media and Propaganda and has held academic posts at the University of Sheffield, University of Manchester and the University of Bristol. Recent publications include The Routledge Handbook of Media, Conflict and Security. He writes here in a personal capacity. More details can be found at

Sass Rogando Sasot
Sass Rogando Sasot is a Filipino writer based in the Netherlands. Currently a docent at Maastricht University, Sass is graduated from Leiden University, with Combined Major in World Politics and Global Justice (magna cum laude) and a master’s in International Relations.

Ady Setyawan
Ady is an Indonesian engineer and amateur historian from Surabaya. In 2010 founded the Roode Brug Soerabaia community, with the idea to make history interesting and accessible for a younger generation. Often reenactments are held in which the struggle against the British and the Dutch are recalled. Also presentations and exhibitions are being organized.

Eric van de Beek
Eric is a freelance journalist. He studied journalism at Windesheim University and philosophy at the University of Amsterdam. For years he words as a journalist for Dutch leading weekly Elsevier. In recent years he has concentrated on international politics and published a book about fake news in the Dutch mainstream media, as well as many articles about the MH17 crash.

Marjolein van Pagee
Marjolein is a Dutch photographer and historian, based in the Netherlands. She is specialized in the Dutch occupation of Indonesia. She is the founder of the Histori Bersama foundation, which is an online database of Dutch-English-Indonesian translations. Marjolein obtained her master in colonial history at University of Leiden in 2018. She is currently working on a book publication on the Indonesian resistance leader Bung Tomo.