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.
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 […]