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.
Introduction We live in an inter-connected, inter-dependent world, not only in digital spaces, but increasingly between the physical and digital worlds. While our inter-connectedness and the accompanying rapid technological change bring with them widespread societal benefits, they can also deepen existing vulnerabilities and create new ones, such as in relation to critical infrastructure interdependencies. These […]
This paper critically compares seven widely used risk assessment tools for violent extremism, including the VERA-2R, the ERG 22+, the SQAT, the IR46, the RRAP, the Radar, and the VAF. For each risk assessment method, the authors (1) provide background information about its country of origin, the field of expertise/discipline within which they were created, […]
This study focuses on increasing our understanding of the different pathways converts take during conversion to Islam. It looks specifically at the following research question: “How do the pathways of converts involved in jihadist movements differ from those of converts who are not, in terms of their life prior to Islam, their conversion experience and […]