Gijs Weijenberg

Gijs is a Security Consultant at Forth Global since August 2021. He is also currently a Board Member of YATA Netherlands. Previously, he was a member of the ICCT team, initially as an intern and later worked as a Project Manager. His work centred on Small Arms and Lights Weapons (SALW) as a source of terrorist financing as well as Foreign Fighters.

Gijs is a graduate of International Security at the Institute of Political Science of Paris (Sciences Po). After earning a BA in World Politics from Leiden University College in The Hague, he did an internship at the Dutch Embassy in Algiers, Algeria, and at a private security firm. Reflecting these earlier experiences, Gijs’ main fields of interest include military strategy, diplomacy, crisis management, and civil-military relations. Moreover, Gijs has served as a board member to the Sciences Po Cybersecurity Association, which aims to link international students of political science to policy makers and professionals in the cyber domain.

Publications:

Van Dongen, T., Weijenberg, G., Vugteveen, M., and Farrell-Molley, J. Foreign volunteers in Ukraine: security considerations for Europe. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 04 May 2022

Demuynck, M. and Weijenberg, G. The Upcoming SADC Intervention: A New Way Ahead to Combat Terrorism in Mozambique? Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 21 July 2021

Weijenberg, G. and de Roy van Zuidewijn, J. The Forgotten Front: Dutch Fighters in Ukraine. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 16 July 2021.

Weijenberg, G. and Demuynck, M. Algeria in Mali: A Departure from the Military Non-Intervention Paradigm? Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, December 2020.