Anouk Boas is a former 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.
This report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]