Summer Programme | 24-28 August 2015

Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas

From 24 – 28 August 2015, ICCT and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut convene the fifth Advanced Summer Programme on Countering Terrorism: Legal Challenges and Dilemmas.



News item | 16 April 2015

Update on the Summer Programme: Prof. Richard English on Essential Counter-Terrorism Paradigms

Prof. Richard English will be delivering one of the lectures during the fifth Summer Programme on Legal Challenges and Dilemmas in Counter-Terrorism. Prof. English will be focusing on essential counter-terrorism paradigms.

News item | 7 April 2015

Meeting Report on CTED Research Network Launch

On 19 February, ICCT Director Mr. Mark Singleton attended the launch of the global research network of CTED. This network aims at strengthening the capacity to identify new trends and developments in terrorism and monitoring the different counter-terrorism efforts by UN Member States.

News item | 31 March 2015

March 2015 Newsletter

Our March 2015 newsletter is out! Find out more about our latest publications, activities and events.

News item | 25 March 2015

Meeting Report on Dawn and Dignity: Libya’s Escalating Civil War with Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

On Thursday 12 March 2015, ICCT hosted two events around the Research Paper “Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War” by ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross: an Expert Roundtable Meeting and a public Evening Seminar. Read the meeting report here.

News item | 23 March 2015

ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Veldhuis publishes 'Captivated by Fear: An Evaluation of Terrorism Detention Policy'

ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Tinka Veldhuis published her PhD research, titled "Captivated by Fear: An Evaluation of Terrorism Detention Policy". According to Dr. Veldhuis correctional facilities should focus on rehabilitation and reintegration of these detainees, instead of focusing on the prevention of radicalisation among prisoners.

News item | 18 March 2015

Workshop Report: Effective Implementation of UN SCR 1624 & 2178 in Kenya

On 20-22 January together with UN CTED and HSC, ICCT organised the second national workshop on effective implementation of UN SCR 1624 (2005) and 2178 (2014) in Kwale County Kenya. The workshop report is available now.

News item | 18 March 2015

Research Fellow Dr. Paulussen Briefs Council of Europe

On 16 March 2015, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Christophe Paulussen was invited by the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy to participate in a hearing at the French Senate in Paris on the issue of foreign fighters in Syria.  

News item | 10 March 2015

Communications Internship

ICCT is currently seeking a communications intern to help implement the Centre's external communications strategy including the re-design of ICCT's website. Deadline for application is Friday 20 March; however, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

News item | 4 March 2015

ICCT Vacancy: Senior Finance Officer

ICCT is currently looking for a Senior Finance Officer. The vacancy is open for Dutch-speakers only. 

News item | 27 February 2015

February 2015 Newsletter

Our February 2015 newsletter is out! Read about our latest events, publications and activities. 

News item | 24 February 2015

Expert Roundtable Meeting with Mr. Adriaan van der Meer

On Thursday 29 January 2015, ICCT hosted a Roundtable Meeting on “Managing Global Threats – Opportunities for Mobilising Dutch Expertise” with Mr. Adriaan van der Meer, Head of Unit of the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP) at the EU Development and Cooperation (EU DEVCO).  

News item | 13 February 2015

ICCT Welcomes New Fellows

ICCT welcomes three new Fellows including Dr. Elaine Pressman, Ms. Seran de Leede and Mr. Daan Weggemans, and Ms. Naziha Laribi as Communications Intern.  



Research Paper | 31 March 2015

Responding to Cyber Jihad: Towards an Effective Counter Narrative

In this research paper, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel analyses the role of the internet and social media in processes of radicalisation. It offers an outline of the various aspects of the jihadist narrative, in order better to understand what message needs to be countered.

Commentary | 30 March 2015

The (In-)Effectiveness of "Deterrence" as an Instrument Against Jihadist Terrorist Threats

In this commentary, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel discusses deterrence as an instrument against terrorism: does implementing new policies and laws deter potential terrorists or does this have little effect? Dr. van Ginkel stresses the need to take all potential effects of a policy into account, in order to draft a comprehensive counter-terrorism policy. 

Commentary | 18 March 2015

Understanding Instability in Libya: Will Peace Talks End the Chaos?

In this commentary, Ms. Floor El Kamouni-Janssen and Ms. Iba Abdo discuss the complex situation in Libya. Four years into the post-Qaddafi transition, Libya is home to two rivaling governments; numerous extremely powerful armed brigades, "Islamic State" strongholds; and a dangerous increase in criminal activity. Peace talks are held, but can a political settlement end instability and violence?

Op-Ed | 3 March 2015

Do-it-yourself Islam? Views on the Religious Credibility of the IS

In this opinion piece, Mr. Erwin van Veen and Iba Abdo from one if ICCT's founding organisations, the Clingendael Institute, analyse the religious credibility and message of the "Islamic State" (IS). Despite a broad rejection by prominent Sunni authorities, the authors conclude that effectively countering IS' narrative is a difficult task. 

Research Paper | 26 February 2015

Dignity and Dawn: Libya’s Escalating Civil War

This research paper ICCT Associate Fellow Dr. Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Mr. Nathaniel Barr provides a detailed examination of the armed conflict in Libya between the Operation Dignity and Libya Dawn military coalitions. The conflict erupted in May 2014, when Dignity leader Khalifa Hifter announced the launch of his campaign, which was aimed at ridding eastern Libya of Islamist militias, beginning with Benghazi. This offensive shattered a fragile status quo.

RUSI Journal Article | 5 February 2015

Mali's Long Road Ahead

In this article published by the Royal United Services Institute Journal, ICCT Research Fellow Sergei Boeke and Antonin Tisseron (Research Fellow at the Thomas More Institute, Paris) discuss recent military operations in Mali and warn against the temptation to treat the various jihadists as a homogenous group. Instead, the authors highlight the multiple fractures within the myriad, smaller factions that must be addressed if stability is to be restored to Mali.