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Research Fellow, Leiden University

Dr. Ben de Jong is a guest researcher in the field of intelligence studies at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University. He was previously a guest researcher and lecturer at the University of Amsterdam.

Over the years Ben de Jong has written on Russian politics and intelligence history, among other topics. In late 2020 a book was published on a major figure in the history of Dutch intelligence: 'Op de bres voor de rechtsstaat in het Verzet en bij de BVD. Ad de Jonge (1919-2002)' [In Defence of Democracy: in the Resistance and with the Dutch security service BVD].

Other publication: 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Precarious State of a Double Agent during the Cold War,' International Journal of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (With Eleni Braat, Utrecht University, forthcoming).


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    Research Fellow, Leiden University