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.
This paper synthesises research on post-incident communications from a range of fields – including terrorism, crisis communications, mass-shooter incidents, serial offenders, and suicide studies – to identify guidelines for the development of a post-terrorist incident communications framework. Key Findings and Recommendations Terrorism is fundamentally a type of violent communication designed to influence audiences broader than […]
This paper aims to provide practitioners and academics with an empirical approach for assessing the current state and future directions of the Salafi-Jihadi Movement’s (SJM) member organisations. Making use of available data, it taps into the Islamic State’s (IS) and al-Qaeda’s (AQ) strategic priorities. Then, the article maps and examines various strategies of the broader […]
Introduction On 10 June, twelve French and two Dutch orphans of Islamic State fighters were repatriated from Syria to France. This followed the earlier repatriation of five orphans from Syria to France in mid-March of this year; a three year old girl whose mother was sentenced to life imprisonment in Iraq was also returned […]