Rebecca Mignot-Mahdavi is a Researcher in International law and Counter-terrorism at the T.M.C Asser Institute. Rebecca previously was teaching at SciencesPo Paris’ Euro-American campus and a PhD candidate at the European University Institute where she is about to defend her dissertation. Before that, she was a Research Fellow at the Institute for Strategic Research (French Ministry of Defence Research Institute) and a Project Collaborator with the ERC Advanced Grant funded project ‘The Individualisation of War’. Her work reflects on counterterrorism and, more precisely, on our evolving legal and policy capacity to deal with security threats, where new forms of non-state transnational risk, counter-risk strategy and technology are in play.
There has been significant commentary on violent extremists’ intent to exploit this rare moment of uncertainty and instability caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic in developing countries such as Mali and Niger and public demonstrations. The global pandemic, recent protests, and government response to these demonstrations heighten the risk for violent radicalisation that affects the […]
‘IS told us this…if you leave, either we or the landmines will kill you’ Kamal, a former farmer from Daquq, Iraq The territorial defeat of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) offers hope for Iraq and Syria. And yet, many of the factors that contributed to this terrorist organisation’s escalation remain, worsened by ongoing devastation and destruction. […]
On July 16, the UK’s Court of Appeal determined that Shamima Begum, currently at an IDP camp in northeast Syria, has the right to return to the UK to challenge the stripping of her British nationality. Born in the UK to parents of Bangladeshi origin, Begum had her UK citizenship – the only one she […]