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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 TPQ’s Summer issue, NATO in 2020 and Beyond: New Strategies and Frontiers, offers insights on the Alliance’s current challenges and future security trends, while offering a look into Euro-Atlantic relations in the coming decade. It is clear that as the international security landscape is rapidly changing, member states’ capabilities, resilience, and most importantly, their...
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