Teun van Dongen
Teun van Dongen is an independent terrorism expert. He worked as a policy analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS), a think tank in the Netherlands, and he has been a lecturer in Comprehensive Security at the Inholland University of Applied Sciences. During his period at HCSS, he has been seconded to the Dutch National Coordinator for Security and Counterterrorism. He is currently a part-time lecturer at Leiden University. Teun regularly writes for academic journals, newspapers and international affairs magazines. He holds a PhD degree from Leiden University, which he gained by writing a doctoral dissertation on counter terrorism effectiveness. In 2017 Amsterdam University Press published his book, ‘Radicalisering ontrafeld: tien redenen om een terroristische aanslag te plegen’ (‘Radicalisation dissected: ten reasons to commit a terrorist attack’).
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This report thoroughly analyses the profiles of individuals with ties to Italy who traveled to join the ranks of Islamic State and other armed groups from 2011 up to October 2017. It provides the first public and systematic investigation of foreign fighters with links to Italy, by inferring observations from 21 individual categories of variables. […]
The notion of ‘Responsibility to Protect’ (R2P) is typically associated with the global obligation of states to protect populations from mass atrocities; a principle which was endorsed by the United Nations in 2005. Two decades earlier, Abdullah Azzam’s fatwa Defense of Muslim Lands: The First Obligation After Iman (1984) established what could be described as […]
On 17 February 2015, Shamima Begum (15), Kadiza Sultana (17), and Amira Abase (17), boarded a flight from London’s Gatwick Airport to Istanbul. After an in Bayrampasa, Turkey, they got on a bus to Urfa – a town close to the Syrian border. It is thought that they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border and travelled towards […]