Anna-Maria is an Editor and Junior Research Fellow at the ICCT. Since graduating from Leiden University’s MSc Crisis and Security Management in April 2019, she has worked in the field of international criminal investigations, and as a researcher at the TMC Asser Institute. Her research interests include intelligence, the changing nature and role of evidence in ICHL trials, the conflicts in Syria and Iraq, and the connection between conflict and the climate crisis.
Anna-Maria gained a BSc in Anthropology from Brunel University in London, UK. She is particularly keen on adopting an ethnographic research approach when possible, especially after spending over 6 months in southern Italy researching and writing on the migrant crisis. Her latest work prior to joining the ICCT was in an international NGO, focusing on documenting the atrocities in Syria and Iraq and bringing justice to those affected.
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the impact of jihadist organisations abroad continues to loom in Southeast Asia. The Islamic State energised a resurgence of militant activity in Indonesia and the Philippines from the mid-2010s, and the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan appears to have sent a psychological boost during a period of […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our premiere episode, we speak to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation. Twenty years ago, Frank was a first responder […]