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

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
Politics and Crime

Expert insights: the Dutch elections

07 December 2023 - 11:13
Europe and the EU

The EU and Ukraine

28 September 2023 - 09:58
Security and Defence

NATO’s Vilnius summit: the consequences for the Allies

07 September 2023 - 11:17
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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
Europe in the World

Webinar: NATO’s strategic reflection after the US elections

17 December 2020 - 14:00

De geopolitieke gevolgen van het coronavirus

08 October 2020 - 15:00
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Reactie op kamerbrief over CSDP-rapport

31 August 2016 - 11:35