Johanna Pohl is a Programme Assistant at ICCT. Before joining ICCT, Johanna worked at the International Institute for Counter-terrorism (ICT), 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.
At ICCT, Johanna is engaged in both research and project activities on the topics of foreign fighters, rehabilitation and reintegration as well as monitoring and evaluation. She furthermore oversees the Centre’s external communication and serves as first point of contact for ICCT Visiting Fellowships.
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 Islamic State’s recent losses on the battlefield, including significant casualties within its media and propaganda division, offer a unique opportunity to inject competing and alternative messages into the information space. This paper proposes that the content of such messages should be guided by a linkage-based analysis of existing Islamic State messaging. A linkage-based analysis […]
Since President Trump attempted to ban Muslims from certain countries from entering the United States, the question which Muslims are ‘moderate Muslims’ and which are potential ‘radical Islamist terrorists’ has gained new relevance. While some Muslim leaders deny any connection between their religion and terrorism, it is undeniable that many terrorists claim to act in […]
This Report engages in a comparative analysis of ISIS’s Dabiq and Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula’s Inspire magazines in order to ‘reverse engineer’ lessons for CT-CVE strategic communications. It examines how Dabiq and Inspire deploy messaging that is strategically designed to appeal to its audiences and drive their radicalisation. This study particularly focuses on how […]