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

Military Mobility and the EU-NATO Conundrum

10 July 2019 - 15:49
Europe and the EU

Comparative Trends in EU Governance

04 July 2019 - 13:28
Security and Defence

European Defence Matters: outlook

25 June 2019 - 13:41
Security and Defence

70 Years of NATO

29 April 2019 - 10:18
Security and Defence

Turkey and NATO - living apart together

29 January 2019 - 15:36
Strategic Foresight

The future of NATO: Fog over the Atlantic?

18 December 2018 - 12:58
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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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