Anouk Boas is a Programme Manager at ICCT. Prior to joining ICCT, Anouk worked at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Nairobi, Kenya, where she helped set up the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) dossier. Anouk holds a master’s degree in ‘International Peace and Security’ from King’s College London, with a specialisation in counter-terrorism and radicalisation. She successfully completed internships at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation in London and at the Counter-Terrorism and National Security Division within the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
At ICCT, Anouk is responsible for acquisition and event management and supports and manages projects.
Uighurs, specifically individuals of Turkic decent from China’s northwest province of Xinjiang, have become a noticeable part of the constellation of globally active jihadist terror groups. Uighur jihadists first came to the world’s attention when the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001. While continuing their cooperation with the Taliban under the banner […]
Introduction The recent creation of an Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT) to coordinate the overall United Nations (UN) response creates a fitting opportunity to redress the current fractious approach of the many entities within the UN system with counter-terrorism mandates by considering sensible and practical recommendations on how to do so. The recommendations made in […]
IS’s proven ability to appeal to Western women to support jihadist activities and travel to the self-proclaimed Caliphate has sparked debate on why women support politically-motivated violent movements. Much of this discourse is dominated by studies that focus on social media accounts to understand what motivates female support. This Policy Brief seeks to offer nuanced […]