Maarten Visser joined ICCT in February 2021 as an intern, supporting the editorial team. He is currently pursuing a joint master’s degree in Security, Intelligence and Strategic Studies at the University of Glasgow, Dublin City University, and Charles University, writing his dissertation on Boko Haram’s ‘kidnapping for recruitment’ tactic. Additionally, Maarten holds a master’s degree in International and European Tax Law from the University of Amsterdam and has professional experience in international tax and economic security. Maarten was previously affiliated with the Prague Security Studies Institute with which he worked for the Economic & Financial Threat Program. His main foci are counter-terrorism, economic security, and demining. Maarten has published several articles related to these topics.
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 […]
Twenty years after the 9/11 attacks in the US, the impact of jihadist organisations abroad continues to loom in Southeast Asia. The Islamic State energised a resurgence of militant activity in Indonesia and the Philippines from the mid-2010s, and the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan appears to have sent a psychological boost during a period of […]
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 premiere episode, we speak to Frank Straub, Director of the Center for Mass Violence Response Studies at the US National Police Foundation. Twenty years ago, Frank was a first responder […]