The Security Implications of the Pandemic: COVID-19 and European Security

December 15th 2020 - 10:49
COVID-19 and European Security

To date, the current COVID-19 pandemic has infected over 45 million people worldwide and resulted in almost 1.2 million fatalities, with economic consequences that are already staggering. 

What are the security implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for Europe? In this new article for Atlantisch Perspectief, HCSS Director of Research Tim Sweijs and Assistant Analyst Femke Remmits discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic is above all an accelerator, an exacerbator and a catalyst of prevailing security dynamics.

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Dr. Tim Sweijs is the Director of Research at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. He is the initiator, creator and author of numerous studies, methodologies, and tools for horizon scanning, early warning, conflict analysis, national security risk assessment, and strategy and capability development. Tim has lectured at universities and military academies around the world. His main research interest concerns the changing character of contemporary conflict. Tim is a Senior Research Fellow at the Netherlands Defence Academy and an Affiliate at the Center for International Strategy, Technology and Policy in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology.