Laura Ombelet is Programme Assistant at ICCT starting January 2018. She was previously an Intern at ICCT. She recently graduated from Leiden University College with a B.Sc in Liberal Arts & Sciences, majoring in Governance, Economics and Development. At Leiden University College, she gained experience as a student research assistant, focusing on the topic of hybrid governance. In late 2016, she spent a semester abroad studying International Development and Urban Sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. At ICCT, her responsibilities lie with online communication through social media channels; external communication with partners, academics and policymakers; background research and event organisation.
The situation Mali has hit the headlines quite often in the last years, with journalistic articles and reports mainly focusing on the threat posed by terrorist groups in the country as well as in the region. Besides attracting the attention of the media, the presence of terrorist actors in the country has become a top […]
Some 5000 men, women and children have travelled from Europe to Syria and Iraq since 2012. Less than a year after this process began, European intelligence services started to openly express their concerns about the dangers emanating from the potential return of seasoned fighters. Policy responses, however, were slow in coming and mostly ad hoc, […]
In this Research Paper, Marieke Liem et al provide a bivariate analysis of lone actor terrorists and common homicide offenders. Liem et al’s findings problematise the classification of lone actors as an entity fundamentally different from the sample of single homicide offenders and call for future in-depth assessments of possible differences in homicidal drive.