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.
Key Publications include:
Van der Kroft, L. Yemen’s Houthis and the Terrorist Designation System. The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 10 June 2021
The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]
Counter-Terrorism After 9/11 is a podcast series exploring how counter-terrorism has changed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. In our second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]