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.
On the 9 year anniversary of the Westgate attack, this Perspective takes stock of recent political developments and the evolution of the threat from al-Shabaab within both Somalia and Kenya.
This perspective analyses the recent ECtHR ruling and explains its impact on the policy of European countries to repatriate children that are still in the Northeast Syria camps.
This Perspective will assess five common predictions of the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan when they took over a year ago and consider whether things turned out as badly as many believed.