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.
This policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]