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Bas Rietjens

Professor by Special Appointment Intelligence in War and Conflict

Prof.dr.ir. S.J.H. Rietjens
+31 70 800 9506

Sebastiaan Rietjens holds the special chair of 'Intelligence in War & Conflict' established and funded by the Netherlands Defence Academy. He also is a full professor of Intelligence & Security at the Netherlands Defence Academy. He has done extensive fieldwork in military exercises and operations (Afghanistan (ISAF), Mali (MINUSMA), Greece (FRONTEX), Poland and Baltic States (NATO)) and has published widely in international journals and books. His main research focus is on intelligence during military operations, peacekeeping intelligence, warning for hybrid threats and future developments that confront intelligence organizations. Sebastiaan is a member of the editorial boards of Armed Forces and Society and the International Journal of Intelligence & Counterintelligence, board member of the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA) and editor of several volumes including the Routledge Handbook of Research Methods in Military Studies (Routledge, 2014).

Professor by Special Appointment Intelligence in War and Conflict

  • Faculty Governance and Global Affairs
  • Institute of Security and Global Affairs
  • War, Peace and Justice

Work address

Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague



  • Nederlandse Defensie Academie / Ministerie van Defensie Hoogleraar Intelligence & Security
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