Nicolas is currently pursuing his Master’s in European Studies, focusing especially on the Security of the European Union and international security in Sciences Po Strasbourg. After spending one year at Aberystwyth University, where he focused his studies on Counter Terrorism and intelligence services, he wrote his dissertation on the cooperation of intelligence services in Europe. Furthermore, he was part of a project under a mandate of the Robert Schumann Foundation on the implementation of the European Defence fund. His interest is mainly about questions regarding the struggle against violent extremism, International Relations, and European security. During his time in ICCT, Nicolas will mainly work on a project on the role of traditional authorities in strengthening resilience to violent extremism in West Africa.
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 […]
In the fifth and final part of the Handbook of Terrorism Prevention and Preparedness, the authors explore the required approach to minimize harm should prevention fail, and how this can be done, exploring victim- and human rights issues among others. The chapters explore issues of traumatisation, public panic, economic disruptions, revenge acts and human rights […]