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Dr. M.W.M. (Martijn) Kitzen

foto Dr. M.W.M. (Martijn) Kitzen
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Martijn Kitzen is universitair hoofddocent aan de Nederlandse Militaire Academie. Kitzen is gespecialiseerd in irreguliere oorlogsvoering zoals guerillatactieken en counterinsurgency operaties. Tevens adviseert hij militaire organisaties en individuele commandanten.

in de periode 2017: spreker MI-activiteit

1.

First name

(Martijn)

2.

Personal data

Place and date of birth
Sittard, 24 May 1978

3.

Main functions and occupations

  • officier, Ministerie van Defensie (Uitzending naar UNFICYP, de VN-missie op Cyprus), from 1999 until 2006
  • onderzoeker, Universiteit van Amsterdam en Nederlandse Militaire Academie, from 2006 until 2010 (Uitzending naar Uruzgan)
  • universitair docent, Nederlandse Defensie Academie, from 2010 until 2019
  • visiting research fellow, Changing Character of War Centre, University of Oxford, from 2017 until 2018
  • universitair hoofddocent, Nederlandse Defensie Academie, from 2019

4.

Education

Higher education
  • KMA I & II, Koninklijke Militaire Academie, from 1996 until 2002

Academic education
  • politicologie, Universiteit Leiden, from 1999 until 2006

Doctorate
  • geschiedenis, Universiteit van Amsterdam, from 2006 until 2016

5.

Publications

Complete listing of publications
  • "De Amerikaanse omschakeling naar Counterinsurgency in Irak" (artikel tijdschrift, 2009)
  • "Planning Dilemmas in Coalition Operations" (co-auteur bijdrage boek, 2012)
  • "Between Treaty and Treason, Dutch Collaboration with Warlord Teuku Uma during the Aceh War" (artikel, 2012)
  • "Close Encounters of the Tribal Kind, the Implementation of Co-option as a Tool for De-escalation of Conflict, the Case of the Netherlands in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province" (artikel, 2012)
  • "Western Military Culture and Counterinsurgency: an Ambiguous Reality" (artikel, 2012)
  • "Learning soft power the hard way, military adaptation by the Netherlands’ Task Force Uruzgan" (co-auteur bijdrage boek, 2013)
  • "Implementing population-centric intelligence" (bijdrage boek, 2015)
  • "The Course of Co-option: Co-option of local power-holders as a tool for obtaining control over the population in counterinsurgency campaigns in weblike societies - With case studies on Dutch experiences during the Aceh War (1873-c. 1912) and the Uruzgan campaign (2006-2010)" (dissertatie, 2016)
  • "Oorlog onder de mensen. Militaire inzichten uit Atjeh en Uruzgan" (boek, 2016)
  • "‘Legitimacy is the main Objective’: legitimation in population-centric counterinsurgency" (artikel, 2017)
  • "Strategische Vaagheid" (co-auteur artikel, 2018)
  • "‘A Tale of Two Mosuls, the Resurrection of the Iraqi Armed Forces and the Military Defeat of ISIS" (co-auteur artikel, 2019)
  • en andere publicaties
 

This biography has been updated until February 10, 2020.