Houda Nabih joined the International Centre of Counter Terrorism as a project intern in February 2020. Her work mainly evolves around facilitating various research projects at the ICCT.
As an International Relations and Organizations student at Leiden University, she is specialized in the field of Law, Culture and Development. Her main areas of interest are counter-radicalization strategies, rehabilitation and reintegration procedures, alongside human rights, Sharia law and the interpretations thereof. She has previously conducted quantitative research on how the media coverage of terrorist attacks can influence social prejudice and the stigmatization of Islam in the West.
Houda is a co-founder and the Head of External Affairs of MENA (Middle East and North Africa) student association. She is currently also working on a podcast in collaboration with the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where the role and support of The Netherlands in the MENA region will be discussed.
An interview with Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel, and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Clare Hutchinson What key emerging security challenges (particularly related to terrorism) are currently being focused on at NATO? What initiatives are NATO prioritising in response to these? David Van Weel […]
President Joe Biden released his Interim National Security Strategic Guidance last month. Counter-terrorism has been replaced by the threat posed by traditional state actors, such as China and Russia, as well as a looming climate crisis as the main challenge facing the United States today. A review of past practices and a refocusing of priorities, as opposed to big commitments, seem to characterise the new president’s counter-terrorism strategy.
This report presents the main findings of ICCT’s year-long research project on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) as a source of terrorism financing. Chapters 2 and 3 take a regional focus and explore this phenomenon in respectively West Africa and the Middle East. Chapter 4 then investigates the possible role that DDR programmes can […]