Laura Ombelet is Programme Assistant at ICCT starting January 2018. She was previously an all-round Intern at ICCT.
She graduated from Leiden University College in 2017 with a BSc (Honours) in Liberal Arts & Sciences, majoring in Governance, Economics and Development. While studying, she gained experience as a student research assistant working on the topic of hybrid governance. In 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 and external communication with partners academics and policymakers; background research; project management support and event organisation.
In the past several years, the United States has witnessed a concerning rise in far-right extremism and terrorist violence. Attackers in Oak Creek, Charleston, and Pittsburgh emerged from an increasingly emboldened radical right, which has grown in size and ambition in recent years. The Atomwaffen Division—a small, neo-Nazi terrorist organisation—is part of this movement. This […]
On the night of 26 November 2008, ten Kalashnikov-wielding terrorists attacked Mumbai. They stuck simultaneously at five locations, shooting dead 140 Indians and 25 foreign tourists. American and British passport-holders were executed in two luxury hotel complexes. At a Jewish cultural centre, Israeli nationals were tortured before being killed. A fourth location, a café frequented […]
Introduction In recent years, there has been much debate over the role organised crime plays in the commission of terrorism, and vice versa. In this Perspective, I explore the dichotomy that exists between the contention that organised criminals and terrorists are exceptionally similar, against the counterargument that their strategic aims (that is, profit versus political […]