GLOBSEC report on European Jihadis

On the 11 September, GLOBSEC published its latest Project Midterm Report “Who Are the European Jihadis?” with a focus on the crime-terror nexus in Europe. Multiple publications by ICCT were cited and Research Fellow Bart Schuurman was one of the consulting experts for the report. For more information and to read the report, follow this link.

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Revisiting the Relationship between International Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime 22 Years Later

The Research Paper opens with a conceptual discussion about definitions of ‘organised crime/groups’ (OCGs) and ‘terrorism/terrorist groups (TGs)’. It distinguishes between four types/levels of ‘links’ between OCGs and TGs and identifies two special types of violent hybrid organisations. It first summarises the main findings of a background report on the links between transnational organised crime […]

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Reflecting On: Uighur Foreign Fighters – An Underexamined Jihadist Challenge

As a service to ICCT’s readers, Colin Clarke and Paul Rexton Kan summarise key points of their work and makes suggestions for further reading.  In November 2017, we co-authored “Uighur Foreign Fighters: An Underexamined Jihadist Challenge,” published by the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism- The Hague (ICCT). Uighurs, specifically individuals of Turkic decent from China’s northwest province of […]

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ICCT Workshop in Gulf Times: Call For New Partnerships To Tackle Crime, Terror

The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) – The Hague, in collaboration with the Netherlands embassy in Qatar, the Rule of Law and Anti-Corruption Centre (ROLACC) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), yesterday held a workshop titled, ‘Investigating and Prosecuting Cases of the Nexus between Organised Crime and Terrorism: Best Practices and Lessons Learned for Practitioners’.

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Mali: Is It All About Terrorism?

The situation Mali has hit the headlines quite often in the last years, with journalistic articles and reports mainly focusing on the threat posed by terrorist groups in the country as well as in the region. Besides attracting the attention of the media, the presence of terrorist actors in the country has become a top […]

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Foreign Terrorist Fighters: Trends, Dynamics and Policy Responses

This paper, which was developed for the Global Counterterrorism Forum’s Foreign Terrorist Fighters Working Group, takes stock of the current trends and dynamics related to the foreign terrorist fighter (FTF) phenomenon and identifies some of the gaps that still need to be addressed. The distinction between home-grown terrorists and (returning) FTFs is fading, the difference […]

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Dr. Bibi van Ginkel

Dr. Bibi van Ginkel, LLM, is a  Research Fellow at ICCT and a coordinator of the Security Cluster of the Clingendael Research Department of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’, the no. 1 think tank in The Netherlands for International relations. As coordinator she is responsible for ensuring the high quality of research, the […]

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Terrorists on Trial

A Performative Perspective   Edited by Prof. Alex P. Schmid and Prof. Beatrice de Graaf Terrorism trials are an exceptional opportunity for better understanding and, hence, countering terrorism, since they are often the only place where most if not all of the actors of a terrorist incident meet again, and where the media report and […]

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Founding Institutions

Founding Institutions ICCT is supported by a unique partnership comprising three renowned institutions based in The Hague: the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ and the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University. ICCT is an independent centre; its activities and views are independent of any public or private bodies […]

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Dr. Bibi van Ginkel

Dr. Bibi van Ginkel, LLM, is a  Research Fellow at ICCT and a coordinator of the Security Cluster of the Clingendael Research Department of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations ‘Clingendael’, the no. 1 think tank in The Netherlands for International relations. As coordinator she is responsible for ensuring the high quality of research, the […]

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