Security and Defence
The Security Unit focuses on the nature of security challenges for the world, Europe and the Netherlands and the ability to deal with them. Security is understood as a broad concept, ranging from defence to cross-border security issues. Themes therefore range from territorial defence to cyber threats, from nuclear weapons to migration challenges, terrorism and transnational organised crime.
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The EU’s desire for more autonomy in the trade and industrial domain has been given a boost by the Covid-19 pandemic, which crucially exposed the vulnerabilities in the global production and supply chains. The European Commission insisted that its goal is ‘open strategic autonomy’ without resorting to protectionism. What does this agenda look like in practice? What are the implications? How can the Netherlands both contribute to and benefit?