Nahal Sheikh is an All-Round Intern at ICCT starting September 2017. She is originally from Pakistan and recently graduated with a B.A. in Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Maastricht, with a specialisation in Conflict Studies and Sociology. She has a keen interest in War Studies, Anthropology of Violence, and more specifically culturally contextualised disputes. She has editing and research experience, including having published an article on bystander roles in atrocities in the Maastricht Journal of Liberal Arts (MJLA) called Reminiscences of Morals (2017). At ICCT, she helps with day-to-day tasks including: online communication via social media and website; external communication with partners, academics & policymakers; editing publications; research; and event organising.
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 […]