Summer Programme | 25-29 August 2014

Countering Terrorism in the Post-9/11 World: Legal Challenges & Dilemmas

For the fourth time, the T.M.C. Asser Instituut and ICCT organise a Summer Programme on countering terrorism in a post-9/11 world. The focus of this year's programme will be on legal challenges and dilemmas related to (counter-) terrorism.



News item | 16 April 2014

Meeting Report: Terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula

Earlier this month, ICCT convened the public seminar "Terrorism in the Sinai Peninsula: A Safe-Haven for Jihadists?" with Mr. Zack Gold and Prof. Dr. Maurits Berger. A brief meeting report is now available online. 

News item | 28 March 2014

March Newsletter

Our third newsletter for the year is out now! Read about our latest activities, new vacancy and sign up to receive our monthly news. 

News item | 26 March 2014

ICCT participates in GCTF Foreign Terrorist Fighter Initiative

On 19 - 20 February, ICCT participated in the opening of an initiative by the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) on foreign terrorist fighters. The meeting was hosted by The Netherlands and Morocco in The Hague. The initiative addresses the complex challenge of individuals who leave their home countries to participate in conflicts abroad, acquiring skills and an ideological commitment that could be used in acts of terrorism in their home countries or elsewhere. 

News item | 19 March 2014

ICCT Director Vacancy

With the departure of our current director to South Africa to join his wife, who is the next Dutch Ambassador to the country, ICCT seeks a new director. The director will start in August 2014 and will be responsible for the Centre's overall management, will initiate and broaden international alliances, and further ICCT's (strategic) policy objectives. The deadline for application is Friday 4 April. 

News item | 4 March 2014

February Newsletter

Our second newsletter for the year is out now! Read about our latest activities and sign up to receive our monthly news.  

News item | 27 February 2014

Meeting Report: Jihad in Tunisia?

Last week, ICCT convened the seminar "Ansar al-Sharia’s War with Tunisia: An Escalating Conflict in Context". During this event, ICCT Visiting Research Fellow Daveed Gartenstein Ross presented the findings of his latest Research Paper and Dr. Hatem Ben Salem, former Secretary of State under President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, provided a response.



Commentary | 18 April 2014

Terrorism Research and Government

In this commentary, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Alex P. Schmid explores the relationship between CT research and government. He argues that governments should trust non-governmental actors more greatly with sensitive information to ensure the most informed responses to terrorism.  

Policy Brief | 10 April 2014

Afghan Women and the Taliban: An Exploratory Assessment

Recent years have seen an increase in visible and sometimes even prominent roles for women in terrorist organisations. In this Policy Brief, Leiden University researcher Seran de Leede examines the position of women in Afghanistan towards the Taliban. Ultimately, her research aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of women in (countering) political violence in Afghanistan.

Commentary | 2 April 2014

The Return of Europe’s Foreign Fighters

On Wednesday 26 March 2014, AFP broke the news that the Central Directorate of Internal Intelligence had foiled an “imminent terrorist attack” in France in February with the suspect having fought in Syria. As the conflict there continues, this commentary argues that the problem of returning foreign fighters to Europe will only increase and policymakers should look towards civil society and local communities for solutions. 

Research Paper | 27 March 2014

Security in the Sinai: Present and Future

Since the 2011 uprising against the Mubarak regime in Egypt, the Sinai Peninsula has become increasingly unstable with hard-line militant Muslims regularly launching attacks. In this ICCT Research Paper, Zack Gold analyses the current threat emanating from the peninsula, past and present government policies, as well as possible future scenarios for the security situation in the Sinai. 

Research Paper | 18 February 2014

Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia's Shift to Jihad

Since the fall of Tunisian dictator Ben Ali in January 2011, the country has been challenged by the growth of a domestic jihadist movement. This ICCT Research Paper authored by Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, Bridget Moreng and Kathleen Soucy analyses the likely future of the conflict between the most significant salafi jihadist group in the country, Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, and the Tunisian state.