Charlie van Mieghem
Charlie is working at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism as a Communications Officer. She assists both the communications and editorial teams of ICCT in communicating ICCT’s publications to a wider audience.
Charlie attained a master degree in Crisis and Security Management (MSc) at Leiden University, The Hague in June 2021. She specialized in the Governance of Radicalism, Extremism and Terrorism. Prior to that, she has obtained a bachelor in International Relations and Organisations and a bachelor in Latin American Studies, both at Leiden University. Charlie’s main fields of interest include the prevention of radicalisation and countering violent extremism, in particular far-right extremism.
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the impact of jihadist organisations abroad continues to loom in Southeast Asia. The Islamic State energised a resurgence of militant activity in Indonesia and the Philippines from the mid-2010s, and the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan appears to have sent a psychological boost during a period of […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our premiere episode, we speak to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation. Twenty years ago, Frank was a first responder […]