Jip Geenen is a Project Officer at ICCT for the Counter-Terrorism Strategic Communications project and supports the ICCT Communications team. Moreover, she is the point of contact for the Visiting Fellows Programme. Her areas of interest include terrorism trials and the rehabilitation and reintegration of violent extremist offenders. Jip has a background in Political Science (BSc, University of Amsterdam and San Francisco State University) and International Relations (MSc, University of Amsterdam). Prior to her Master Degree, Jip worked for ICCT as a Programme Assistant.
Uighurs, specifically individuals of Turkic decent from China’s northwest province of Xinjiang, have become a noticeable part of the constellation of globally active jihadist terror groups. Uighur jihadists first came to the world’s attention when the United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan in 2001. While continuing their cooperation with the Taliban under the banner […]
Introduction The recent creation of an Office of Counter Terrorism (OCT) to coordinate the overall United Nations (UN) response creates a fitting opportunity to redress the current fractious approach of the many entities within the UN system with counter-terrorism mandates by considering sensible and practical recommendations on how to do so. The recommendations made in […]
IS’s proven ability to appeal to Western women to support jihadist activities and travel to the self-proclaimed Caliphate has sparked debate on why women support politically-motivated violent movements. Much of this discourse is dominated by studies that focus on social media accounts to understand what motivates female support. This Policy Brief seeks to offer nuanced […]