Hannah Baumgaertner is an intern at ICCT since September 2018. She is currently a student of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and holds a M.A. in International Security from the University of Sussex and a B.A. in Criminology and Sociology from the University of Brighton. She has specialised on counter-terrorism and was previously an intern at the UNODC Terrorism Prevention Branch and the Council of Europe Counter-Terrorism Division. Her responsibilities at ICCT are administrative tasks, online communication and research assistance.
By exploring the different roles women have historically played in jihadist movements, this policy brief aims to broaden the understanding of women’s positions in, and their relevance for contemporary jihadism. Women have maintained and propagated jihadist ideology, supported their jihadist husbands, raised their children according to jihadist ideology, recruited others, helped create alliances through strategic […]
The Islamic State is infamous for its sophisticated media campaigns, such as the one that inspired a large-scale migration of supporters to its so-called caliphate. Much less attention has been paid to its propaganda targeting local audiences, which tends to be more difficult to access and decipher. This case study examines a decade-long campaign to […]
The Research Paper opens with a conceptual discussion about definitions of ‘organised crime/groups’ (OCGs) and ‘terrorism/terrorist groups (TGs)’. It distinguishes between four types/levels of ‘links’ between OCGs and TGs and identifies two special types of violent hybrid organisations. It first summarises the main findings of a background report on the links between transnational organised crime […]