Joseph joined the ICCT in August 2021 as a Communications Intern. He holds a BA in Politics with International Relations, having studied in the UK and Norway. Joseph recently graduated from Leiden University with a MA in International Relations, specialising in Global Conflict in the Modern Era and writing his thesis on the effects different macro-state approaches to managing ethno-religious conflict have on sub-national social processes in Myanmar and Malaysia. Prior to joining the ICCT, Joseph spent four years in China working in communications and education. His main research interests include conflict prevention, peacebuilding, Chinese foreign policy, and the role of identity in creating, sustaining, and resolving violence.
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the impact of jihadist organisations abroad continues to loom in Southeast Asia. The Islamic State energised a resurgence of militant activity in Indonesia and the Philippines from the mid-2010s, and the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan appears to have sent a psychological boost during a period of […]