Sofia Zavagli MA – Research Fellow
Sofia Zavagli is a former Research Fellow at ICCT. In this capacity she is contributing to a project on the foreign fighter phenomenon and the relevant policies in the EU member states.
Sofia works as Project Assistant in the Security and Terrorism division of the Clingendael Institute where she previously held an Internship position working on counter-terrorism (CT) and counter violent extremism (CVE) strategies in Kenya. Prior to joining Clingendael, Sofia interned in the Security and Defence Programme of the International Affairs Institute (IAI) in Rome and in the al-Qaida and Taliban Analytical and Sanctions Monitoring Team at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Sofia holds a BA in Oriental Studies from La Sapienza University in Rome and a MA in International Relations from Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. During her studies, she spent a semester at al-Quds University in Palestine and a year at the Université de Liège in Belgium.
In 2014, Theresa May, then Home Secretary, presented to Parliament a series of Impact Assessments examining the benefits for the United Kingdom of continuing its participation within the European Union’s security and policing arrangements such as Europol, the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) and the second generation Schengen Information System (SIS II). The conclusions reached were […]
Over the course of recent weeks, the Islamic State (IS) announced that it had established a new province in India, the wilayah of Hind, after attacks on security forces in the Kashmir region. IS has also been responsible for an uptick of attacks in Pakistan under the auspices of the wilayah of Pakistan. The attacks […]
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