Dick Zandee

Senior Research Fellow


  • Security and Defence
  • Defence


  • Europe

Dick Zandee is Senior Research Fellow at the Clingendael Institute. His research focuses on security and defence issues, including strategies, policies, capability development, research and technology, armaments cooperation and industrial aspects. Recent subjects are: EU and NATO responses to new threats; the EU as a security actor in Africa; the counter-ISIS campaign; the implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the security and defence area; lessons from multinational defence cooperation models. 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

Strategic Autonomy and the European Defence Fund

29 November 2017 - 13:03
Security and Defence

Developing European defence capabilities

12 October 2017 - 10:46
Strategic Foresight

Reflection on Rutte III Coalition Agreement

11 October 2017 - 18:27

2017: A turning point for European defence?

17 July 2017 - 15:01
Security and Defence

Mr. Zalm, can these words go into the coalition agreement?

13 July 2017 - 14:02
Security and Defence

European defence: how to engage the UK after Brexit?

13 July 2017 - 13:30
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Security and Defence

Future Force Conference 2017

09 December 2016 - 13:28
Security and Defence

'The parliamentary dimension of defence cooperation'

14 March 2016 - 09:06
Security and Defence

Seminar 'The EU as a Security Provider'

27 August 2014 - 12:26
Security and Defence

Seminar 'Defence Cooperation in Clusters'

27 August 2014 - 12:20
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