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.
The United States National Strategy for Countering Domestic Terrorism is built on a comprehensive threat assessment of domestic terrorism as ordered by President Biden, and prioritises far-right extremism. Although the conceptualisation contains certain flaws, the strategy acknowledges this rising threat in a comprehensive and evidence-based assessment. In this Policy Brief, we highlight the US Strategy […]
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 second episode, we speak to Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms while Countering Terrorism. This interview explores critical […]
On 20 February 2020, a remarkable article by Sirajuddin Haqqani appeared in The New York Times. Coming just days before the signing by the United States and the Taliban movement of a bilateral ‘Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan’, the essay was full of beautiful thoughts: ‘Everyone has lost somebody they loved. Everyone is tired […]