Sergei Boeke is a non-resident Research Fellow at ICCT. After completing Officer training for the Royal Netherlands Navy, he studied law at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, specialising in international and criminal law. After graduation he held several posts in the Navy, serving on different warships and with the Second Marine Battalion, deploying to Southern Iraq in 2003-4. After a short posting as fellow at the Netherlands Institute for International Relations Clingendael, he joined the diplomatic service and worked for the Department of Political Affairs in The Hague. Moving back to the Ministry of Defense in 2008, he was involved in supporting the Dutch comprehensive approach mission in Afghanistan. In 2011, he completed a nine-month training for civil servants at the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Strasbourg, France. His areas of research include cyber-security governance and terrorism in the Sahel.
Key Publications include:Boeke, S. Pathways out of the Quagmire? Perspectives for al-Qaeda in the Sahel. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 24 August 2021 , G. "The Unforeseen 2012 Crisis in Mali: The Diverging Outcomes of Risk and Threat Analyses", Studies in Conflict & Terrorism 44, no. 10 (2021), pp. 835-854. Boeke, S. and Chauzal, G. "Le G5 Sahel : une avancée de la coopération régionale pour la paix et la sécurité ?", Annuaire Français de Relations Internationales 18 (2017), pp. 569-579. Boeke, S. and J. de Roy van Zuijdewijn. “Transitioning from military interventions to long-term counter-terrorism policy: The case of Libya (2011–2016)”, Leiden University – Institute of Security and Global Affairs (2016). Boeke, S. “Transitioning from military interventions to long-term counter-terrorism policy: The case of Mali (2013-2016)”, Leiden University – Institute of Security and Global Affairs (2016). Boeke, S. "Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb: Terrorism, insurgency, or organized crime?", Small Wars & Insurgencies 27, no. 5 (2016), pp. 914-936.
Operation ‘Serval’: A Strategic Analysis of the French Intervention in Mali, 2013–2014", Journal of Strategic Studies 38, no. 6 (2015), pp. 801-825." "Nederlandse oren en ogen in Mali", Atlantisch Perspectief 38 (2014), no. 1. Follow Sergei Boeke on Twitter @SergeiBoeke