Dick Zandee

Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Defence


  • Europe

Dick Zandee is Senior Research Fellow and  former Head of the Security Unit 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, European strategic autonomy and the EU’s Strategic Compass.

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

Experts insights: Russia and Ukraine

30 June 2023 - 10:30
Security and Defence

Public Hearing European Parliament: EU-NATO cooperation

26 April 2023 - 15:23
Security and Defence

Europese defensiecapaciteiten en de Nederlandse inspanning

18 April 2023 - 10:27
Security and Justice

Russische oorlog in Oekraïne en de nationale veiligheid 

05 April 2023 - 13:50

Countering hybrid threats

28 March 2023 - 16:58
Security and Defence

Oekraïne: ‘whatever it takes’?

21 February 2023 - 17:33
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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