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.
May 2016, IS began implementing a strategy aimed at inciting lone actor attacks in Western countries, under the supervision of its “external security” body. This report examines changes in the ways in which IS has claimed credit for violent incidents in Western countries under this strategy in an effort to shed light on the links […]
According to the Global Terrorism Index 2018 (GTI), released in November 2018, South Asia ranked second in regions most affected by terrorism-related attacks and deaths in 2017. The 2018 GTI also notes that three countries in the region—Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India—are amongst the top ten countries most impacted by terrorism worldwide. The GTI, and other […]
Whereas video releases have been central to the Islamic State’s efforts to represent itself to its audiences, an extensive quantitative and qualitative study of these sources over a longer period of time is still lacking. This paper therefore provides an overview and analysis of the entire corpus of official videos released by the Islamic State […]