Johanna Pohl is a former Associate Fellow at ICCT.
Previously, Johanna has worked as Programme Assistant at ICCT. Prior to joining ICCT in September 2015, she worked at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) in Herzliya, Israel, as well as at QSchools, an Arab-Israeli educational start-up. Johanna holds a BA in International Relations and Counter-terrorism from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya and an MSc in Crisis and Security Management from Leiden University.
Key publications include:
Reed, A. and J. Pohl. “Tackling the Surge of Returning Foreign Fighters”. NATO Review (2017).
Reed, A., Pohl, J. and M. Jegerings. “The Four Dimensions of the Foreign Fighter Threat: Making Sense of an Evolving Phenomenon”. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 8, no. 1 (2017).
Reed, A. and J. Pohl. “Disentangling the EU Foreign Fighter Threat: the Case for a Comprehensive Approach”, RUSI Newsbrief 37, no. 1 (2017).
Pohl, J. “How (not) to Manage Fear after Terrorist Attacks“, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (2016).
Entenmann, E., and B. van Ginkel, (Eds.). “The Foreign Fighters Phenomenon in the European Union. Profiles, Threats & Policies”, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague 7, no. 2 (2016).
Follow Johanna Pohl on Twitter @pohl_johanna.
The casualties caused by armed violence in Mali have increased fourfold between 2016 and 2019, with young people being among the most affected by the situation. Although many initiatives have been launched to prevent and counter violent extremism in Mali, there remains a gap in understanding the interplay of factors that lead persons—especially young people—to support […]
The latest publication in the Strategic Communication project, this paper details the role of citizen journalists reporting on Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. With primary source research and interviews with media, the author examines the challenges reporters in these areas face. This report is part of a wider project, led by the International Centre […]
This report offers a concise, comprehensive, and critical overview of the empirical findings available on the background and possible motivations foreign fighters. It focuses on the young Western men and women who became jihadist foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq. The analysis compares thirty-four reports and academic articles published between 2014 and 2019. The analysis […]