Francesca joined the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT) in April 2022 and is the Communications and Events Officer. She has extensive experience in communication and outreach within European and international organisations with a focus on emerging crimes and rule of law. Prior to joining ICCT, Francesca worked as Media and Outreach Officer for the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and as Outreach Specialist for Europol – EC3 Cybercrime Centre. She also worked at the UN Interregional Crime and Research Institute (UNICRI) in Geneva and the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate (CTED) in New York.
Francesca holds a MA in International Studies from the Alma Mater Studiorum Bologna and an MSc in International Politics and Middle East from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.
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.