Liselotte Welten is a Cum Laude masters graduate in Crisis and Security Management from the Leiden University in the Netherlands and nominee for the J.C. Baak prize from the Royal Dutch Social Science Society (KMHW). She received an honours bachelor degree in Liberal Arts & Science with a major in Social Sciences from the University College Roosevelt, located in Middelburg. She has published her first article ‘“We are already 1-0 behind”: Perceptions of Dutch Muslims on Islamophobia, securitisation, and de-radicalisation’ in the Journal of Critical Studies on Terrorism. Currently, she is working on a book project with Prof.Dr.Tahir Abbas, concerning the landscape of radical Salafism within the Netherlands.
Key ICCT Publications:
Welten, L. and Abbas, T. Critical Perspectives on Salafism in the Netherlands. Research Paper, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 26 April 2021
This paper nuances existing understandings of terrorists’ motivations by uncovering the emotional process of ressentiment in the manifestos of three far-right violent extremists. Through the application of Reinhard Wolf’s framework of discourse analysis, it finds that ressentiment plays a significant role in self-legitimating perpetrators’ attacks, though the resented group is different than expected. Surprisingly, the […]
While the Islamic State’s early years after its expansion from Iraq to Syria are generally considered a success, it was also during this period that internal ideological tensions developed within the group. The emerging faction of al-Hazimiyya, named after the Saudi cleric Ahmad al-Hazimi, instigated a power struggle within the group that posed a serious […]
This policy brief discusses the threat of maritime terrorism in the Tri-border area and the weaknesses of the Trilateral Cooperative Arrangement, a trilateral treaty between Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines that was set up to mitigate terrorism in the region. We also highlight the challenges associated with counter-terrorism in the region such as resource allocation […]