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.
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 […]