Faisal Khan, programme manager at ICCT, has over 5 years of experience in developing and managing projects around International Human Rights law and policy, 3 of which were professional field experience in a conflict environment. His work at ICCT focuses on managing projects that look into issues such as countering violent extremism, rehabilitation and reintegration and strategic communications in light of countering terrorism. Previously he worked with the UN Migration Agency on multiple projects orientated around capacity building of law enforcement officials on criminal justice and protection for the vulnerable population/people of concern.
Whereas video releases have been central to the Islamic State’s efforts to represent itself to its audiences, an extensive quantitative and qualitative study of these sources over a longer period of time is still lacking. This paper therefore provides an overview and analysis of the entire corpus of official videos released by the Islamic State […]
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 […]