Defence Policy, Strategy & Capabilities

RAND Europe supports defense decision making through evidence-based analysis. We use a range of research methods and our deep understanding of defence issues to advise governments across Europe. Our analysis informs defence strategy and policy-making and helps governments develop their defence capabilities.

Our work spans a range of functional areas and topics. These include:

  • horizon scanning
  • concept development
  • strategy development and analysis
  • policy evaluation
  • capability planning and assessment, and
  • workforce planning.

Featured Research

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    Economy and national security in the Netherlands

    Researchers developed insights into the relationships between the economy and national security, focusing in particular on the characteristics and performance of the economy of the Netherlands and the consequences this may have for its national security.

Selected Research