Walle Bos is a Researcher at ICCT, focusing on foreign fighters and rule of law-related aspects to (counter-) terrorism.
Prior to joining ICCT he worked as a Programme Assistant at Leiden University’s Institute of Security and Global Affairs, on a research programme that focuses on international cyber security and the development and implementation of cyber norms. Previously, he was a Liaison Officer at the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dealing with the Global Conference on Cyber Space in 2015.
Walle holds an LL.M. in Public International Law from Utrecht University and a B.A. in International Relations and International Organisation from the University of Groningen.
The situation Mali has hit the headlines quite often in the last years, with journalistic articles and reports mainly focusing on the threat posed by terrorist groups in the country as well as in the region. Besides attracting the attention of the media, the presence of terrorist actors in the country has become a top […]
Some 5000 men, women and children have travelled from Europe to Syria and Iraq since 2012. Less than a year after this process began, European intelligence services started to openly express their concerns about the dangers emanating from the potential return of seasoned fighters. Policy responses, however, were slow in coming and mostly ad hoc, […]
In this Research Paper, Marieke Liem et al provide a bivariate analysis of lone actor terrorists and common homicide offenders. Liem et al’s findings problematise the classification of lone actors as an entity fundamentally different from the sample of single homicide offenders and call for future in-depth assessments of possible differences in homicidal drive.