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.
An interview with Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges David van Weel, and NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Clare Hutchinson What key emerging security challenges (particularly related to terrorism) are currently being focused on at NATO? What initiatives are NATO prioritising in response to these? David Van Weel […]
President Joe Biden released his Interim National Security Strategic Guidance last month. Counter-terrorism has been replaced by the threat posed by traditional state actors, such as China and Russia, as well as a looming climate crisis as the main challenge facing the United States today. A review of past practices and a refocusing of priorities, as opposed to big commitments, seem to characterise the new president’s counter-terrorism strategy.
This report presents the main findings of ICCT’s year-long research project on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) as a source of terrorism financing. Chapters 2 and 3 take a regional focus and explore this phenomenon in respectively West Africa and the Middle East. Chapter 4 then investigates the possible role that DDR programmes can […]