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