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Updated on 10 Oct 2017
ICCT Research Fellow Bérénice Boutin in VOA News

On 9th October 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Berenice Boutin featured in an article by Jamie Dettmer in VOA News. The article discusses familial aspects of terrorism where relatives of terrorists come under inspection and scrutiny. It refers to Boutin’s latest work on parents of terrorists financing their livelihoods, ‘Has Countering the Financing of Terrorism Gone Wrong? […]

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Updated on 9 Oct 2017
Political Primacy, Strategic Risks, and ISIL after the Caliphate

One of the differences between states and non-state actors is a sense of permanence. Germany and Japan were completely defeated after World War II, yet today these states are important players in the international order. Even after the Syrian civil war and the fall of Mosul and other cities in 2014, the Iraqi government – […]

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Updated on 11 Oct 2017
Running A’maq: The Practice of Western Media Citing Islamic State Propaganda

On 17 August 2017, terrorist organisation so-called Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the terror attacks in Barcelona through its A’maq News Agency. The agency has claimed many attacks on behalf of IS long before Barcelona, and have since claimed several others that occurred soon after. Western news agencies consistently cite information provided by A’maq […]

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Updated on 5 Oct 2017
ICCT Acting Director Alastair Reed & Research Fellow Christophe Paulussen in De Groene Amsterdammer

On 4th October 2017, ICCT Acting Director Alastair Reed and Research Fellow Christophe Paulussen featured in the latest edition of De Groene Amsterdammer. The piece was on (returning) foreign fighters and what to do about this phenomenon. Reed and Paulussen discussed topics such as push and pull factors of radicalisation, administrative measures such as deprivation of nationality and (international) prosecution. Read the article.

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Updated on 5 Oct 2017
ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide & Associate Fellow Charlie Winter in NOS op 3

On 3rd October 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide and Associate Fellow Charlie Winter were featured in an article by NOS op 3 about the recent Las Vegas mass shooting. They discuss how there could potentially be a link between IS and this incident. However, since there is no evidence to prove so, this assumption […]

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Updated on 4 Oct 2017
ICCT Acting Director Alastair Reed in Eurojust Newsletter

On 4 October 2017, Eurojust News featured an interview with ICCT Acting Director Dr. Alastair Reed. The interview questions ranged from: the added value of think tanks for EU agencies in a counter-terrorism context, to the Foreign Terrorist Fighter threat and the implication of recent attacks committed by ‘lone wolves’. On the most important counter-terrorism challenge […]

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Updated on 3 Oct 2017
September 2017 Newsletter

Our September 2017 Newsletter is out! Read about our latest events, publications and activities. You can read the newsletter here. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, suggestions or comments. If you would like to receive our future newsletter by email, please subscribe.

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Updated on 2 Oct 2017
Has Countering the Financing of Terrorism Gone Wrong? Prosecuting the Parents of Foreign Terrorist Fighters

On 28 September 2017, the mother of a French foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) was found guilty of terrorism financing and sentenced to a two-year jail term by a criminal court in Paris. She is accused of having sent money to her son Abbes Bounaga and having paid for plane tickets as he travelled to Algeria […]

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Updated on 5 Oct 2017
ICCT Acting Director Alastair Reed on Corsham Institute’s CVE Podcast

On 29 September 2017, ICCT Acting Director Alastair Reed was interviewed by Charles Kriel from the Corsham Institute in a podcast on Countering Violent Extremism (CVE). Reed explained the significance of de-radicalisation within civil society dealing with violent extremism. He emphasised shifting focus from traditional CVE strategies aiming to change extremist belief systems to creating disengagement between the actor and […]

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Updated on 27 Sep 2017
ICCT Associate Fellows Haroro J. Ingram and Craig Whiteside in War on the Rocks

On 27 September 2017, ICCT Associate Fellows Dr. Haroro J. Ingram and Dr Craig Whiteside wrote an article for War on the Rocks titled ‘In Search of the Virtual Caliphate: Convenient Fallacy, Dangerous Distraction’. In their article, Ingram and Whiteside question the notion that the Islamic State is facing defeat and retreating to a ‘virtual caliphate’. They argue that the […]

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