ICCT in the Media: Brussels Attacks

 

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The analysis in the media by ICCT experts related to the Brussels attacks that took place on Tuesday 22 March 2016 can be found on this page.


26.3.2016: In an article by the Spanish newspaper El Périodico, ICCT Director Mark Singleton commented on the attacks in Brussels, the background of the terrorists and potential future attacks.

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25.3.2016: In an article published by the Dutch daily newspaper NRC, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel commented on the potential relationship between media attention and terrorism.

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25.3.2016: In an article of the Belgian newspaper Gazet van Antwerpen, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel underlined the importance of improving information sharing and cooperation between different operational services in Belgium as well as the need for changing their approach to radicalisation.

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24.3.2016: In a broadcast of Nieuwsuur, a TV programme by Dutch public broadcasters NOS and NTR, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker commented on the political response to terrorist attacks.

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24.3.2016: “The radicalisation process is accelerating”, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel on the radicalisation of criminals in an article published by the Dutch daily newspaper Trouw.

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24.3.2016: “Good organisation and coordination” – ICCT Director Mark Singleton in an interview for the Belgian newspaper De Standaard on what we have learned from the reaction of the US following 9/11.

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24.3.2016: In an article published by the Belgian daily newspaper De Tijd, ICCT Director Mark Singleton noted that while investing in security is useful, the disablement of all risks is an illusion.

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23.3.2016: ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker joined the Dutch late night talkshow Pauw to talk about the manhunt for the perpetrators of the Brussels attacks

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23.3.2016: In an article published by the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant, ICCT Director Mark Singleton gave his view on the increasing craftsmanship of the so-called “Islamic State”.

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23.3.2016: ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel discussed the radicalisation of criminals and how to respond to this in an article published by the Dutch Metro newspaper.

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23.3.2016: In an article published by the Dutch national newspaper De Volkskrant, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Dr. Bibi van Ginkel talked about why The Netherlands has not been attacked.

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22.3.2016: “There was little officials could do to stop the attacks” – ICCT Director Mark Singleton in an article published by the Washington based independent network of news professionals McClatchyDC.

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22.3.2016: In an article published by the Dutch online news blog Linda Nieuws, ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide explained how the attacks in Brussels could happen.

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22.3.2016: ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel said in an article by the Dutch public broadcaster NOS that caution is needed in connecting the arrest of Salah Abdeslam with the Brussels attacks. However, she concluded that the triumph following Adeslam’s arrest did not last for a long time.

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22.3.2016: Germany’s international broadcaster Deutsche Welle spoke to ICCT Associate Fellow Peter Knoope about how the Brussels attacks could happen so soon after Paris and what EU countries need to do to combat future attacks.

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22.3.2016: “Brussels will be completely locked down” – ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel in an interview by the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1.

Listen to the radio broadcast (Dutch).