Distinguished Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
TopicsNATO and its Partners, Transatlantic Relations
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March 20, 2019
February 08, 2019Binnendijk in Defense News: German F-35 Decision Sacrifices NATO Capability for Franco-German Industrial Cooperation
December 07, 2018
November 29, 2018Read the Publication (PDF)At the July 2018 Brussels Summit, NATO sought to enhance its deterrence capacity, war-fighting posture, and responses to unconventional challenges in today’s complex and evolving security environment. These commitments are comprehensive, and included meeting the allies’ 2-percent…
November 09, 2018Atlantic Council Welcomes Hans Binnendijk as Distinguished Fellow and Ambassador Timo Koster as Ambassadorial FellowWASHINGTON, DC – The Atlantic Council is excited to announce the addition of two new fellows to the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. Dr. Hans Binnendijk, formerly a NSC Senior Director for Defense Policy, will join as a distinguished fellow, and…
Dr. Hans Binnendijk is a distinguished fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.
He is also an adjunct political scientist at the RAND Corporation. Previously, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins’ School of Advanced International Studies. Until 2012, he was the Vice President for Research at the National Defense University and Director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies. He previously served twice on the National Security Council staff as senior director for Defense Policy and Arms Control and earlier as an officer for Southern European Affairs. He also served as deputy director and acting director of the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff and as deputy staff director and legislative director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. In academia, he was director of Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and deputy director and director of studies of London’s Institute for International Strategic Studies. He has received numerous awards for his government service, including three Distinguished Public Service Awards and a Superior Service Award, in addition to receiving the Cross of the Order of Merit from the Federal Republic of Germany. Binnendijk is author, coauthor, or editor of nearly 20 books and has written over 200 articles, editorials, and reports. He received his B.A. in history from the University of Pennsylvania and his M.A.L.D. and his Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.