Teun van Dongen
Teun van Dongen joined the ICCT in May 2021 as a Senior Research Fellow and Programme Lead, Current and Emerging Threats. In this capacity he leads the ICCT’s efforts to monitor, analyse and research various forms of extremism and terrorism, including the ideologies, structure and modus operandi of the groups and movements involved.
Previously, he worked as a policy analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) and as a Senior Researcher at the Verwey-Jonker Institute. He has also been a lecturer at Leiden University, the Free University and the Inholland University of Applied Sciences. Teun regularly writes for academic journals, newspapers and international affairs magazines and frequently appears in the media to talk about current events in his field if expertise. He gained a PhD degree from Leiden University with a doctoral dissertation on counter terrorism effectiveness.
In 2017 Amsterdam University Press published his first book, ‘Radicalisering ontrafeld: tien redenen om een terroristische aanslag te plegen’ (‘Radicalisation dissected: ten reasons to commit a terrorist attack’). In 2020, he published his second book, called ‘Te vuur en te zwaard: effectiviteit en overdaad in de westerse strijd tegen terrorisme’ (‘By any means necessary: effectiveness and excess in the Western fight against terrorism’). His personal website is www.teunvandongen.com.
Key ICCT Publications:
Van Dongen, T. Assessing the Threat of Covid 19-related Extremism in the West. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 5 August 2021
Van Dongen, T. and Leidig, E. Whose side are they on? The diversity of far-right responses to Covid-19. Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 18 August 2021
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 fourth episode, we speak to Tom Parker, author of “Avoiding the Terrorist Trap: Why Respecting Human Rights is the Key to Defeating Terrorism”. This interview explores the different historical manifestations […]
In our podcast series ‘Counter-Terrorism After 9/11’ we speak to Bruce Hoffman. This interview examines how counter-terrorism has evolved, the impacts of 9/11, and the future of the Global War on Terror.
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 […]