Dick Zandee

Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Defence


  • Europe

Dick Zandee is Head of the Security & Defence Programme and Senior Research Fellow of the Research department of the Clingendael Institute. His research focuses on security and defence issues, including strategies, policies, military operations, capability development, research and technology, armaments cooperation and industrial aspects. Recent subjects are: defence specialisation, the future of NATO, EU-NATO relations, the EU Strategic Compass, European strategic autonomy the Joint Expeditionary Force and ramping-up defence-industrial production.

Zandee is also a frequent commentator in the media, especially since the Russian invasion into Ukraine. Prior to joining Clingendael, he was Head of the Planning & Policy Unit of the European Defence Agency. Following his graduation from Leiden University with a master’s degree in modern history, he has had a lengthy and distinguished career with political-military positions in the Netherlands and internationally at NATO and the EU.

My work



Security and Defence

Publieksvraag: Wat is er nodig voor een Europees leger?

06 May 2024 - 09:33
Russia & Eastern Europe

Steun aan Oekraïne: geen tijd om te verliezen

21 February 2024 - 14:48
Security and Defence

European defence industry: urgent action is needed!

17 January 2024 - 13:20
Security and Defence

Experts insights: Russia and Ukraine

12 January 2024 - 10:30
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Security and Defence

Lithuanian-Dutch Foreign Affairs and Security Conference

13 April 2023 - 09:30
Europe in the World

State of the union 2022: War in Europe and its aftershocks

28 September 2022 - 09:00
Security and Defence

The Implementation of the EU Strategic Compass

06 April 2022 - 15:00
Security and Defence

Which implementation for the defence of Europe?

04 April 2022 - 16:00
Security and Defence

Clingendael Newsroom: Europese defensie en de NAVO

01 April 2022 - 13:00
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