Christo van Bree
Christo van Bree is an intern at the ICCT, primarily assisting in research on military evidence and the GCTF Criminal Justice and Rule of Law Administrative Measures Project.
Prior to joining the ICCT, he conducted a traineeship with the EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator at the Council of the European Union. Previously, he completed an internship with the Global Firearms Programme at the UNODC and a fieldwork internship with World Friends Kenya in 2016.
Christo holds an M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Oxford University and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Utrecht. His M.Sc. thesis critically assesses the concept of ‘new terrorism’ and the impact of counter-terrorism measures on Muslim communities within the European Union. In his B.A. thesis, Christo conducted a comparative analysis of terrorist organisations, organised crime groups and gangs.
The former self-declared caliphate of the Islamic State (IS), once the size of Britain, has collapsed. Its attractiveness to the global jihadi movement also became evident in Germany. The German Federal Domestic Intelligence Service (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz) estimates that more than 1.050 Foreign Terrorist Fighters (FTFs) have left Germany for Syria and Iraq of whom, to […]
This policy brief examines the role former extremists and former combatants have in countering violent extremism (CVE). ‘The former’ as a special category of actor in CVE activities, including in peacebuilding settings, has gained significant attention in recent years. Various organisations and governments have utilised formers in CVE activities yet it remains unclear if and […]
Hardi N. once said about himself “I am a believer, but not a radical“. That view was not shared by the AIVD (the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service) and the Dutch National Police. Hardi was arrested in late 2014 for attempting to travel to Syria and subsequently convicted. After serving a short prison sentence, […]