Issue Brief by Hans Binnendijk, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and Christopher TwomeyNov 30, 2021
Forward Defense symposium on deterring Chinese strategic attack
Issue Brief by Hans Binnendijk, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and Christopher Twomey
Hans Binnendijk, Rebeccah Heinrichs, and Christopher Twomey contribute issue briefs to a Forward Defense symposium on Chinese nuclear weapons and deterring Chinese strategic attack.
In the News by Hans BinnendijkNov 23, 2021
Binnendijk and Lindley-French in Defense News: Prioritize NATO’s core task: Collective defense
In the News by Hans Binnendijk
Hans Binnendijk and Julian Lindley-French write that traditional collective defense remains the top priority for NATO, and that it should be reflected in the new Strategic Concept to be released in 2022.
In the News by Hans Binnendijk, Alexander VershbowOct 10, 2021
Binnendijk and Vershbow in Defense News: Needed: A transatlantic agreement on European strategic autonomy
In the News by Hans Binnendijk, Alexander Vershbow
Hans Binnendijk and Alexander Vershbow write that the United States should drop its objections, agree with its European allies on how to ensure that strategic autonomy results in greater European strategic responsibility, and then embed that agreement in both NATO’s new strategic concept and the European Union’s new strategic compass.
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 MALD and his PhD in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.