Atlantisch Perspectief 2017 No. 3

In this issue:

 

•  Special Section: Trump’s Transatlantic Turbulence

•  Column Niels Roelen: Welcome to the china shop

•  Big plus small plus small. The future of European defense integration

•  The role of cyber diplomacy in Dutch security policy.

    Long term and short term responses to coercive cyber operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special Section Trump’s Transatlantic Turbulence

What are the take-aways of the NATO mini-summit on May 25, the first NATO summit attended by president Trump? A group of renowned experts addresses a range of issues in this special section with regard to Trump’s ‘turbulence’. Stanley Sloan (Atlantic Council of the US) reflects on the summit and the turmoil to come. Tony van der Togt (Clingendael Institute), analyzes NATO-Russia relations. Marianne van Leeuwen (University of Amsterdam) critically assesses Trump’s emphasis on combating terrorism. Finally, Sten Rynning (University of Southern Denmark) zooms in on NATO’s deterrence posture.

 

Big plus small plus small. The future of European defense integration

In light of Europe’s current increased insecurity to threats to its East and South, as well as the uncertainty about the future role of the US in Europe, it is obvious that Europe needs more than increased defense spending, but also to translate these moderate increases into more actual capabilities. What are the options? Paul van Hooft (European University Institute) discusses the possibilities.

 

The role of cyber diplomacy in Dutch security policy. Long term and short term responses to coercive cyber operations

Because the Netherlands is one of the most digitized and ICT-dependent countries in the world, cyber threats have a potentially broad reach in this country. Rutger van Marissing (Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) describes the role of cyber diplomacy in the security policy environment of the Netherlands, its objectives, its instruments and some of the specific approaches applied to reduce the threat of cyber conflict and promote stability in ‘cybered’ international relations.

 

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