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Sijbren de Jong

Strategic Analyst

Sijbren de Jong is Strategic Analyst at HCSS and Lecturer Geo-Economics at Leiden University, Campus The Hague. He obtained a PhD in EU external energy security relations from the University of Leuven and holds degrees in Economic Geography (MSc) from the University of Groningen and Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding (MA) from the University of Leuven. His geographical area of expertise includes Russia, Central Asia and the Caspian Sea Region; Central and Eastern Europe, and the Western Balkans.

After finishing his initial studies in Leuven, Mr. de Jong worked at the Atlantic Initiative in Berlin, an NGO dedicated to the strengthening of transatlantic relations where he was responsible for their project Atlantic-Community.org – the world’s first online foreign policy think tank.

Prior to joining HCSS, Mr. de Jong worked for several years at the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies as a Research Fellow on EU Energy and Climate Policy where he worked extensively as a consultant on projects for the European Institutions on issues of energy security, multilateral governance and security policy. Sijbren writes a monthly column for EUObserver on Eurasian (energy) security and is s a frequent contributor and commentator on Russia/CIS and energy matters in the media (radio, TV and written press), including New York Times, Foreign Policy Magazine, Financial Times, Politico Europe, The Economist, Bloomberg, Euractiv, Nieuwsuur, Een Vandaag, RTL Nieuws, RTL Z, Volkskrant, NRC Handelsblad, Trouw, Algemeen Dagblad, BNR Nieuwsradio and many others.

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