Dr. Silvia D’Amato is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Global and Security Affairs at Leiden University in The Hague. She has previously worked at the European University Institute as Max Weber Fellow and she holds a PhD in Political Science from the Scuola Normale Superiore in Florence. Her research interests include, terrorism and counterterrorism, international security, and military interventions.
Key ICCT Publications:
D’Amato, S., and Baldaro, E. Counter-Terrorism in the Sahel: Increased instability and political tensions. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism, 7 July 2022
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.