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.
Strategic communications in CVE—sometimes referred to as “counter-narratives” or “alternative narratives”—are difficult. They are often maligned for a lack of evidence demonstrating their effectiveness, or worse, that they may have a detrimental effect. In this Perspective, we draw on findings from a recent study which suggests that strategic communications campaigns may rely too heavily on […]
In this Perspective, Tanya Mehra critically analyses the current European approach to repatriating foreign fighters
Over the past two years, and in the wake of deadly attacks in Charlottesville and Pittsburgh, attention paid to right-wing extremism in the United States has grown. Most of this attention focuses on racist extremism, overlooking other forms of right-wing extremism. This article presents a schema of three main forms of right-wing extremism in the […]