ICCT in the Media: Paris Attacks

 

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The analysis in the media by ICCT experts related to the Paris attacks that took place during the night from Friday 13 to Saturday 14 November 2015 can be found on this page.

 


26.11.2015: ICCT Director Mark Singleton was interviewed by Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1 on European policy responses to the terror attacks and the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Listen to the radio broadcast (Dutch).


22.11.2015: In an article published by the the Mexican newspaper El Universal, ICCT Director Mark Singleton argues that the Global War on Terrorism led to increased levels of radicalisation and that prevention needs to be part of a successful counter-terrorism strategy.

Read the article (Spanish).


22.11.2015: In an article published by the Dutch newspaper Trouw, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel recommended courses of action for when a terrorist attack is taking place.

Read the article (Dutch).


19.11.2015: In an interview on the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel analysed how the death of Abdelhamid Abaaoud impacts the fight against IS.

Listen to the broadcast (Dutch).


17.11.2015: ICCT Director Mark Singleton joined the NPO Radio 1 evening programme Met Het Oog Op Morgen, giving his impression of the state of affairs in Hannover including the cancellation of the friendly match between Germany and The Netherlands. In the media, this was linked to the Paris attacks.

Listen to the full broadcast (Dutch).


17.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel joined the Dutch late-night talkshow Pauw to talk about terror financing, radicalization in Europe and the French response to the Paris attacks.

Watch the broadcast of the talk show (Dutch).


17.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel joined the news programme De Ochtend on the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1.

Listen to the radio broadcast (Dutch).


16.11.2015: In an article published by Al Arabiya News, ICCT Research fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker argues that the common thread in the Sinai, Paris and Beirut attacks is that IS has local manpower to carry out attacks for them.

Read the article (English).


16.11.2015: In an article published by Reuters, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker comments on Belgium’s federalized system as one conducive to terrorist activity. 

Read the article (English).


16.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide comments on the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood as a hotbed of radicalization and foreign fighters in an article published by the BBC.

Read the article (English).


16.11.2015: In an article published by the Slovak newspaper Pravda, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker comments on the impact of the attacks in Paris on a free society.

Read the article (Slovak).


16.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel is interviewed by the Dutch news radio station BNR on recent developments related to the Paris attacks.

Listen to the radio broadcast (Dutch).


16.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel comments on the human impact of the Paris attacks in a news article published by the Dutch Newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.

Read the article (Dutch).


15.11.2015: ICCT Director Mark Singleton is interviewed on the Dutch TV news programme RTL Nieuws about the attacks in Paris.

Watch the news broadcast (Dutch).


15.11.2015: ICCT Director Mark Singleton joined the Dutch evening news programme Nieuwsuur to share his thoughts on the Paris attacks:

 

Read the article about the broadcast (Dutch), including the source of the video above.


15.11.2015: In an article published by Reuters, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker comments on the Brussels Molenbeek neighborhood as one where police has little grip and residents feel alienated from the state.

Read the article (English).


14.11.2015: One day after the attacks, ICCT Director Mark Singleton joined the radio programme NOS – Met het Oog op Morgen on the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1.

Listen to the full radio transmission (Dutch).


14.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker explains in an article by the Dutch Public Broadcaster NOS why the threat posed by extremists is higher in France than in the Netherlands.

Read the article (Dutch).


14.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellows Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Dr. Bibi van Ginkel elaborated on the Paris attacks in a news article of the Dutch Public Broadcaster NOS that was published in the morning following the attacks.

Read the article (Dutch).


14.11.2015: In a radio broadcast for the Dutch news radio station BNR, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker talks about the possible link of the Paris attackers to the so-called “Islamic State”

Read parts of the transcript or listen to the complete interview (Dutch).


14.11.2015: In addition to the former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Ben Bot and Journalist Frans Verhagen, ICCT Research Fellows Dr. Bibi van Ginkel and Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker joined the radio news programme Nieuwsshow on the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1 during the morning following the attacks, to address the Paris attacks from the perspective of counter-terrorism experts.

Listen to the full radio transmissions here and here (Dutch).


14.11.2015: In an article in the Dutch newspaper Trouw, ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker notes that many counter-terrorism-related measures were taken after the Charlie Hebdo attacks, which are now being extended to protect places housing asylum seekers.

Read the article (Dutch).


14.11.2015: ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker notes in an article by the Dutch Public Broadcaster NOS that the attacks were highly coordinated and planned, which could be seen by the use of suicide vests/belts.

Read the full article (Dutch).


14.11.2015: In an article published by the Dutch national newspaper de Volkskrant on 14 November, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel addressed the role of fear in terrorist attacks.

Read the article (Dutch).


14.11.2015: “Paris terror attacks indicate that age of urban warfare may just be beginning” – ICCT Associate Fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross on New York Daily News one day after the attacks.

Read the article (English).


14.11.2015: A “worst-case scenario” – ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker in the radio programme NOS – Met het Oog op Morgen on the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1 only a few hours after the attacks started in Paris.

Listen to the radio item (Dutch).


13.11.2015: During the night of the attacks, Dr. Bibi van Ginkel joined the news programme NOS Radio 1 Journaal on the Dutch radio channel NPO Radio 1 several times.

Listen to all these radio transmissions (Dutch).


13.11.2015: During the night of Friday 13 November, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel shared her thoughts on the attacks, when they were still in progress, during the live tv transmission of the Dutch news programme RTL Nieuws.

Watch the full news transmission (Dutch).


In addition to the Dutch media appearances, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel also addressed the audience of the Belgium public broadcaster VRT during the morning after the attacks to elaborate on the events of the night before. ICCT Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker also talked to the Slovakian newspaper Pravda about the events.