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.
This report reflects on ICCT’s work in the past year by giving an overview of a some of ICCT’s activities and accomplishments from 2018. Relevant projects, events and publications are grouped together under the three thematic programmes; Define and Detect, Prevent and Protect, and Respond and Reflect. To read the review, click here.
Despite nearly two decades of a global counter-terrorism campaign waged by the United States and its allies, there may now be four times as many Salafi jihadist fighters as there were on September 11, 2001. The total number is currently estimated at 230,000 militants spread across approximately 70 countries, with the lion’s share currently located […]
With the collapse of the so-called caliphate and the morphing of the proto-state back into an insurgency, the virtual presence of Islamic State is now one the ways for the group to maintain a link with its international audience and supporters. Nevertheless, after a peak in the years 2014-2015, IS’ media production has also sharply […]