Dick Zandee is a senior research fellow and head of Clingendael's Security Unit. 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 he is working on are the consequences of Russia’s war in Ukraine, the EU Strategic Compass, the NATO Madrid Summit and the new Strategic Concept, EU-NATO relations, specialisation in defence and the Dutch 2022 Defence White Paper. Upcoming publications regard the EU Rapid Deployment Capacity and the Joint Expeditionary Force. Zandee also focuses on current news in the security and defence area, often commenting in the press and to other media.
Prior to his work at Clingendael, Zandee 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.
He is member of the Peace and Security Committee of the Dutch Advisory Council on International Affairs. Furthermore, he is member of the Scientific Committee of the Armament Industry European Research Group.