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.
Introduction We live in an inter-connected, inter-dependent world, not only in digital spaces, but increasingly between the physical and digital worlds. While our inter-connectedness and the accompanying rapid technological change bring with them widespread societal benefits, they can also deepen existing vulnerabilities and create new ones, such as in relation to critical infrastructure interdependencies. These […]
This paper critically compares seven widely used risk assessment tools for violent extremism, including the VERA-2R, the ERG 22+, the SQAT, the IR46, the RRAP, the Radar, and the VAF. For each risk assessment method, the authors (1) provide background information about its country of origin, the field of expertise/discipline within which they were created, […]
This study focuses on increasing our understanding of the different pathways converts take during conversion to Islam. It looks specifically at the following research question: “How do the pathways of converts involved in jihadist movements differ from those of converts who are not, in terms of their life prior to Islam, their conversion experience and […]