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.
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