Menso joined ICCT as the EU CT/PCVE & Strategic Communications intern in July, 2021. In December 2021, he was appointed as a full-time RAN Policy Support Officer and Junior Research Fellow. Menso holds a BA Arabic Language and Culture from the University of Amsterdam and recently graduated cum laude from the master’s Crisis and Security Management at Leiden University. He is currently writing his thesis for his MA Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
At ICCT, Menso assists in the coordination and implementation of RAN Policy Support (RAN-PS) related activities. As a junior researcher, he specialises in right-wing extremism and online radicalisation. Menso’s other research interests include political ideologies in the MENA region, FTF management, and the impacts and implications of CT policies on traditionally constructed ‘suspect communities’.
Children returning to Europe from the conflict zone in Iraq and Syria under ISIS regime need gender- and age-sensitive rehabilitation and reintegration interventions.
Keywords: Taliban; Afghanistan; recognition; counter-terrorism; constitutional; international law; human rights; conditionality No country has “recognised” the Taliban as Afghanistan’s new government since it took power in August 2021. There has been much speculation about the preconditions and consequences of recognition. One important question is whether and how recognition or non-recognition may affect counter-terrorism efforts. Governments under […]
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 sixth episode, we speak to Ambassador Roya Rahmani, Afghan diplomat, and the first woman to serve as the Afghan ambassador to the United States and Indonesia. This interview explores Amb. Rahmani’s […]