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.
Introduction In recent years, there has been much debate over the role organised crime plays in the commission of terrorism, and vice versa. In this Perspective, I explore the dichotomy that exists between the contention that organised criminals and terrorists are exceptionally similar, against the counterargument that their strategic aims (that is, profit versus political […]
In 2014, Theresa May, then Home Secretary, presented to Parliament a series of Impact Assessments examining the benefits for the United Kingdom of continuing its participation within the European Union’s security and policing arrangements such as Europol, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The conclusions reached were […]
Over the course of recent weeks, the Islamic State (IS) announced that it had established a new province in India, the wilayah of Hind, after attacks on security forces in the Kashmir region. IS has also been responsible for an uptick of attacks in Pakistan under the auspices of the wilayah of Pakistan. The attacks […]