Dr. Eleni Braat is Associate Professor in the History of International Relations at Utrecht University. Her research interests focus on history of intelligence and state secrecy, and related political tensions during the 20th century. She is especially interested in internationally comparative and interdisciplinary perspectives. Eleni Braat obtained her Ph.D. from the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (2008). She has been the official historian of the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service (AIVD), and she is a member of the executive board of the Netherlands Intelligence Studies Association (NISA).