Dick Zandee

Head Security Unit/Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Defence


  • Europe

Dick Zandee is Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Security Unit of the Research department. His research focuses on security and defence issues, including strategies, policies, capability development, research and technology, armaments cooperation and industrial aspects. Recent subjects are: the implementation of the EU Global Strategy, in particular Permanent Structured Cooperation and the European Defence Fund; the future of NATO, multinational defence cooperation, including the European Intervention Initiative. He also focuses on current news in the security and defence area, commenting in the press and to other media.

Prior to his work at 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 functions at a national level in the Netherlands and internationally for NATO and the EU.

My work



Security and Defence

The future of Arctic Security

15 April 2020 - 16:23
Security and Defence

The EU’s legacy and ambition in security and defence

07 April 2020 - 14:03

Military responses to climate change

17 March 2020 - 11:00
Security and Defence

Podcast: Het belang van militaire mobiliteit in Europa

02 March 2020 - 11:26
Security and Defence

Resetting NATO and European strategic autonomy

19 December 2019 - 05:55
Security and Defence

The challenge of a shared strategic culture in Europe

11 December 2019 - 15:41
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Security and Defence

Lecture-French Navy: strategic autonomy and European cooperation

27 February 2019 - 16:00
Security and Defence

Expert meeting: Transatlantic security in insecure times

02 October 2018 - 18:00
Security and Defence

Give PESCO a chance

29 May 2018 - 13:30
Security and Defence

Europese defensie-samenwerking-meer Europese defensie industrie?

26 April 2018 - 12:00
Security and Defence

Europa in de ruimte

25 April 2018 - 16:30
Security and Defence

NATO in the Trump era

23 May 2017 - 16:30
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