How should Europe deal with new security challenges in transatlantic relations, cyberwarfare, space militarization and maritime strategy? Find out from our analyst and experts in the new HCSS Digest:
- To head off each topic, HCSS analysts Louk Faesen, Paul van Hooft and Patrick Bolder prepared pitches on the topics of Transatlantic relations, cyberwarfare, space and European maritime strategy.
- The event finished off with a special video message from German Ambassador to the Netherlands Dirk Brengelmann.
- Check out the complete interview (and the pitches) on our website.
It is very important to be present in space as a military force, to protect domains on land, air and water, said HCSS analyst Patrick Bolder this week in RTL Nieuws program EditieNL, about the first Dutch military satellite BRIK-II that was launched.
“Last week in Moscow, I couldn’t help but feel that the Cold War had broken out again,” Rob de Wijk commented in his weekly column for Trouw, about the rising tensions between the West and Russia & China.
In an article by NK News on NATO’s increasing focus on the Indo-Pacific and what it might mean for the Koreas, HCSS senior strategic analyst Paul van Hooft commented that NATO military involvement in the Indo-Pacific would “be a bridge too far” and that European states have limited capability to project a military presence.
For the first time ever, the petrol price at the most expensive Dutch gas stations has risen above 2 euros. HCSS energy expert Lucia van Geuns explains why, in an interview with NOS news: OPEC countries and Russia cut their oil production in response to the decreasing demand, due to the corona crisis. The demand is now rising again, but supply is not back on the same level. This has created a shortage in the market.
How does Russia view their conflict with the West? Do they sometimes have a point? Rob de Wijk has just returned from Moscow, and together with Arend-Jan Boekestijn he discusses the Russian perspective with former Russia correspondent and ‘Putinversteher’ Wierd Duk.
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