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: 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

The 2018 NATO Summit: the burden of transatlantic burden-sharing

11 July 2018 - 23:18
Security and Defence

More European defence cooperation-more European defence industry?

05 June 2018 - 16:31
Strategic Foresight

Global Security Pulse: Interstate military competition

26 April 2018 - 17:55
Security and Defence

Trump's Nuclear Posture Review

06 February 2018 - 15:48
Strategic Foresight

Spillover in the multi-order

31 January 2018 - 13:55
Security and Defence

Making Sense of European Defence

19 December 2017 - 15:36
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Security and Defence

Europese defensie-samenwerking-meer Europese defensie industrie?

10 April 2018 - 13:47
Security and Defence

NATO in the Trump era

03 May 2017 - 11:42
Security and Defence

European defence after Brexit

30 March 2017 - 15:08
Security and Defence

The European Defence of Europe

12 January 2017 - 14:35
Security and Defence

Future Force Conference 2017

09 December 2016 - 13:28
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