Teo Kai Xiang
Kai joined the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in April 2020 as a communications and research assistant. He is currently a student of Political Science at Leiden University, specialising in International Relations and Organisations, and holds a diploma in journalism and filmmaking from Singapore Polytechnic.
Prior to working with ICCT, Kai worked with the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and with Yahoo Asia Pacific. His work experience in the fields of conflict prevention and journalism focuses on communicating complex issues to a wide variety of stakeholders.
His work at ICCT centres around communicating the work of ICCT and assisting in the editing and publishing of top-tier scholarship in the ICCT Journal.
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 […]