Laura Ombelet is an All-Round Intern at ICCT starting September 2017. 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.
By Dr. Lorne L. Dawson. As many commentators have argued, much of the extraordinary success of IS in recruiting foreign fighters stemmed from their more explicitly apocalyptic vision of the struggle against the enemies of Islam. Swift military success was followed by the restoration of the Caliphate and pronouncements of the imminent and final global […]
Children have always been among the most vulnerable victims of violence and, at times, some of its brutal purveyors. They have played various roles in furthering violent extremism and participating in acts of violence, ranging from inciting propaganda online to carrying out deadly attacks. Rather than exceptionalizing these children, their treatment under the criminal justice […]
The EU is spending hundreds of millions of euros annually in Africa on countering terrorism and preventing violent extremism projects, but is that funding allocated appropriately or even the right kind of support? Evidence from the field suggests it is not. The problem is that while EU aid can improve the capacity of regional and […]