Nick Ottens

Nick Ottens

Nick Ottens writes Atlantic Sentinel, an opinion blog and newsletter about the politics of France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United States. He has reported from Amsterdam, Barcelona and New York for various Dutch- and English-language media, including the Atlantic Council, EUobserver, Newsweek, NRC, Trouw and World Politics Review. He is a columnist and investigative journalist for Wynia’s Week, and he designed prize competitions to accelerate innovation in agriculture, food and health care at XPRIZE.

In his spare time, Nick edits the online (alternate) history magazine Never Was and writes about the making of Star Trek for Forgotten Trek. He is a member of the Netherlands’ liberal party, VVD, and its Liberal Green network.


Recent Publications

Vojna proti dušikovim emisijam

Finance Manager

August 19, 2022

Protests in the Netherlands Pit Farmers Against the Environment

World Politics Review

July 28, 2022

Sánchez Can No Longer Ignore Catalonia

Atlantic Sentinel

April 21, 2022

Macron has delivered for his supporters


April 7, 2022

Why Europe Didn't Reduce Its Dependence On Russian Gas

The Corner

March 7, 2022

Swedish Housing Crisis Has Similarities with Netherlands

Atlantic Sentinel

July 3, 2021

Italy has a responsibility, too


July 14, 2020

Why Countries Like Spain Should Welcome Their Fragmented Party Politics

World Politics Review

November 15, 2019

Center-Left Bucks European Trend in Spain

Atlantic Council

April 29, 2019