The Netherlands would do well to learn from Angela Merkel's migration policy and the Israeli cybersecurity approach. This was the conclusion of an analysis conducted by an interdisciplinary research team from Utrecht University, commissioned by the Ministry of Justice and Security's Research and Documentation Centre (WODC).
The report, entitled 'Towards a Resilient Open Society', offers building blocks for future security policy. 'Security considerations in the Netherlands are often pragmatic, but sometimes naive,' according to head researcher Mirko Noordegraaf. 'The security situation in the Netherlands has changed for the worse over the last few years. How can we find a balance between making a society resilient, while at the same time protecting an open society that respects democratic values and the rule of law? In an attempt to answer this question, we considered two case studies: German migration policy and Israeli cybersecurity policy.'