External PhD candidate/guest
Raoel currently works as a Coordinator of Surveillance & Protection at the NCTV (Ministry of Justice and Security). In addition, Raoel is conducting dual PhD research at Leiden University into hybridity in the contemporary security context (hybrid threats). Previously, Raoel was Head of Monitoring & Security at the Operations Directorate of the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (Ministry of Defence). Before that, Raoel held various positions within the Ministry of Defence; mainly in the advanced equipment domain of weapon systems. Furthermore, Raoel worked at the departments of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality and of Economic Affairs. Raoel started his career at KPMG Management Services, where he executed projects for clients in the public as well as in the private sector.
Raoel is a Dual PhD Researcher at Leiden University (Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs). His research domain is mainly hybrid threats / hybrid warfare.
Raoel also works as Strategic Advisor at the Royal Marechaussee, the Netherlands' Gendarmerie force (Ministry of Defense).
Previously Raoel worked in various (policy) positions at the Ministry of Defense, primarily in the materiel domain. During this period he was also the Netherlands' Central Point of Contact to the European Defence Agency in Brussels.
Furthermore, Raoel worked at the departments of Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality and of Economic Affairs. Raoel started his career at KPMG Management Services, where he executed projects for clients in the public as well as in the private sector.
The research is focused on gray zone conflicts and hybrid warfare within nowadays contests for power. Although the phenomenon hybridity is widely discussed, it is not clearly evident what this phenomenon exactly contains in the context of security issues. The research aims to deliver a scientific contribution to a sound analysis of the phenomenon hybridity in the nowadays security context.