Maaike Verbruggen

Maaike Verbruggen

PhD Researcher International Security

CV

Maaike Verbruggen is a PhD Researcher at the International Security Cluster. She specializes in Emerging Military and Security technologies and Arms Production, Trade, and Control. Her PhD is on Military Innovation in Artificial Intelligence and Autonomy, with research on drones/unmanned systems, biotechnology and human enhancement on the side.

The cross-cutting issues fascinate her. How do different arms control regimes deal with changes in Science & Technology? How will the Fourth Industrial Revolution affect arms production, diffusion and diversion? How do states try to keep a grip on defence innovation, in a time where transnational civilian companies are at the forefront of innovation? How will emerging military technologies change the environmental impact of warfare? As a result, she is involved with a wide range of military technologies, from surveillance to Small Arms and Light Weapons, and from conventional weapons to Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Maaike Verbruggen has a BA in History and a BSc in Sociology from the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen (the Netherlands), and a MPhil in Peace and Conflict Studies from Universitetet i Oslo (Norway).

She has experience working on the societal implications of technology, defence innovation, arms trade, export controls, arms control, disarmament and international law. Previously, she worked at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and she interned at the Department of Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, Disarmament and Export Controls at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and at the Information and Outreach Branch at the United Nations Office of Disarmament Affairs (UNODA).

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Activities

Davis, I. and Verbruggen, M., "The Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons," in SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2018).

Verbruggen, M., "Why is spin-in not yet a win-win? Obstacles to technology transfer of autonomous technologies from the civilian to the military sector," paper presented at the European Initiative on Security Studies in Paris, 21 June 2018.

Verbruggen, M., "The flying sparks between civilian and military innovation in autonomy," paper presented at the European Workshop on International Studies in Groningen, 7 June 2018.

Verbruggen, M. and McLeish, C., "The CWC: the fourth Review Conference and beyond," Wilton Park WP1593 (Mar. 2018).

Boulanin, V. and Verbruggen, M., Article 36 reviews: Dealing with the challenges posed by emerging technologies (SIPRI: Stockholm, 2017).

Boulanin, V. and Verbruggen, M. "SIPRI Compendium on Article 36 Reviews," SIPRI Background Paper (Nov. 2017).

Boulanin, V. and Verbruggen, M., Mapping the development of autonomy in weapon systems (SIPRI: Stockholm, 2017).

Hart, J., Verbruggen, M. and Maletta, G., “Actual use of chemical weapons in Syria,” in Literature Review for the Policy and Operations Evaluations Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IOB: The Hague, 2017), pp. 79 - 92.

Boulanin, V. and Verbruggen, M., “The availability and military use of UAVs,” in Literature Review for the Policy and Operations Evaluations Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IOB: The Hague, 2017), pp. 121 - 131.

Boulanin, V. and Verbruggen, M., “The development and discussion on LAWS,” in Literature Review for the Policy and Operations Evaluations Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (IOB: The Hague, 2017), pp. 132 - 137.

Davis, I., Boulanin, V., Bromley, M., Grip, L. and Verbruggen, “Humanitarian arms control regimes: key developments in 2016,” in SIPRI Yearbook 2017: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2017).

Bromley, M. and Verbruggen, M., “The revision of the EU SALW Strategy: taking account of the changing security environment,” EU Non-Proliferation Consortium Brief, no. 18 (Apr. 2017).

Bromley, M., Verbruggen, M. and Wezeman, S., “Transparency in arms transfers,”, in SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2015).

Bromley, M. and Verbruggen, M., (2015), ‘The financial value of states’ arms exports’, in SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Oxford University Press: Oxford, 2015).