Ben de Jong

Ben de Jong

Intelligence expert at Leiden University

Until his retirement in September 2012 Ben de Jong was a lecturer at the European Studies department where he taught mostly about the history and politics of the Soviet Union and Russia. He also taught a yearly course on the history of the KGB and its predecessors, dealing with aspects of both internal repression and foreign intelligence operations. Since his retirement he has been teaching a course every year on KGB intelligence operations against the West, first at the University of Amsterdam and since 2017 at the Campus Den Haag of Leiden University. He is now teaching this course at the Campus Den Haag at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs, where it is part of the intelligence studies programme. The title: 'Counterintelligence and Cold War Superpowers'.

My work
Analysis - Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
Staan inlichtingendiensten samen sterker?
Analysis - Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
Heads rolling at the GRU? Blundering Russian intelligence
Analysis - Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
Inlichtingendienst GROe: in de schaduw van de KGB
Analysis - Diplomacy and Foreign Affairs
‘Moeilijk, maar eervol’: Rusland en politieke liquidaties