Lucy van der Kroft
Lucy van der Kroft (Jones) is a freelance analyst with a focus on the Middle East and Afghanistan. She has worked as a Senior Middle East Analyst for a leading UK-based risk consultancy, as a program officer at a policy research organisation in Kabul and as an Afghanistan researcher at Amnesty International. She has a Masters degree in Middle East and Central Asia Security Studies from the University of St Andrews and a Bachelors degree in Arabic with Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies from Durham University.
The 2021 Dutch Parliamentary elections are now behind us and after a messy start the process of forming a new cabinet is now in full swing. The main themes discussed during the campaigns were climate issues, COVID response, education, healthcare, the economy, the housing market and migration, but what can we expect in the next […]
This report synthesises the findings of three research reports, which explored media responses to three terrorist incidents – the Chibok kidnapping in Nigeria in 2014, al-Shabaab attacks in Nairobi in 2013 and 2019, and the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka in 2019. These papers – part of an ongoing project led by International Centre […]
In its last hours in office, the administration of former US president Donald Trump designated Yemen’s Houthi rebels as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation (FTO), prompting uproar that the resulting sanctions would worsen Yemen’s dire humanitarian situation. Trump’s successor Joe Biden swiftly reversed the move amid fears of imminent famine, but the policy shift caused consternation […]