Dutch officials urge stronger focus on NATO defence, support for Ukraine and investigation of war crimes

Russia’s war in Ukraine will define the way the Netherlands and NATO operate in the years and decades to come. NATO will need to adapt by strengthening its defence and deterrence posture, while continuing to support Ukraine. The Netherlands is punching above its weight in this effort. This was the central message of a three-day visit of a NATO Parliamentary Assembly delegation to The Hague.

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Han ten Broeke in Nederlands Dagblad: ‘Poetin heeft de NAVO volledig tot leven gewekt’

Het is bijna drie maanden geleden dat Russische troepen Oekraïne binnenvielen. Wat een Russische ‘blitzkrieg’ moest worden, is ontaard in een langslepend gevecht. Han ten Broeke, directeur politieke zaken van het Den Haag Centrum voor Strategische Studies: ‘We komen nu in de derde fase van de oorlog terecht.’

Tim Sweijs to speak at IBEI’s international seminar: The Madrid summit and NATO’s future.

This international seminar aims to inform the transatlantic nexus's current status on security matters and NATO's positioning regarding permanent and emerging security challenges. Among these are the role of great power like Russia and China, the crisis in Ukraine, and the risks embedded in nuclear proliferation, terrorism, hybrid threats, cybersecurity, and new military technology. All of these issues are included in the agendas of the Summit of  World Leaders and in the Alliance's Eighth Strategic Concept, which will be discussed and approved in Madrid.