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Today’s security challenges are more complex than ever before and no longer have any regard for national boundaries. They therefore require a global response. As a relatively small country, the Netherlands depends on alliances for its security. A successful security policy can be achieved only through multilateral collaboration in various contexts and organizations. “A secure Netherlands in a secure world” is the title of the new Dutch international security strategy. It is based on three pillars: the defense of its own and its allies’ territory, an effective international legal order, and economic security. This article presents the core elements of this strategy, particularly as reflected in the bilateral relationship between the Netherlands and Turkey, two NATO allies.

 

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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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