Donald Holbrook is an Associate Fellow at ICCT. He also runs a research consultancy working with governments and law-enforcement on matters relating to counter-terrorism and countering violent extremism. He is an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Department of Security and Crime Science, University College London, and a Senior Research Advisor for the RESOLVE network, part of the United States Institute of Peace. He holds a PhD from the University of St Andrews, Scotland.
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.