Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide in The New York Times
In August 2017, ICCT Research Fellow Liesbeth van der Heide authored a Research Paper on the ‘Children of the Caliphate’. This paper focused on young or juvenile Islamic State (IS) returnees, assessing what sets juvenile returnees apart from adult returnees or the broader population of young criminals. In this week’s New York Times, Andrew E. Kramer draws upon van der Heide’s research in telling the story of children returning to Chechnya after being raised in ISIS-held territory. Read the full story here.