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ICCT Newsletter for November 2015 - NO. 53
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ICCT Publications
So What Does IS Want Us to Do Next...?
In this Op-Ed, ICCT Research Fellow Dr. Alastair Reed outlines three potential responses that the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) may want to provoke with the Paris attacks.
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Paris: Analysis & Policy Options
In this Policy Brief, experts of ICCT and the Netherlands Institute of International Relations "Clingendael" shed light on some of the pressing questions that currently take central stage in the debates following the Paris attacks.
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Mumbai-Style Attacks in Paris
Once more, after the attacks on Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket in January, Paris has been shaken by a series of terrorist attacks. The 13 November events were much more complex and coordinated, reminding of the Mumbai 2008 attacks, write Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Liesbeth van der Heide.
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What Next for the Sinai?
In this Op-Ed, ICCT Director Mark Singleton explains how to read into the assumed bombing of the Russian Metrojet 9628 flight by the Sinai Franchise of IS on 31 October 2015.
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Threat of Jihadist Foreign Fighter Phenomenon in Western Europe
Prof. Dr. Edwin Bakker and Jeanine de Roy van Zuijdewijn explore the threat that returning foreign fighters may pose to Western societies. By analysing four distinct areas where the impact of this phenomenon is most visible, the authors determine the extent of the threat in physical, political and social terms.
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How to Counter Terrorism in the Post-Arab Spring Context
From 6-7 October, ICCT, the Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategic Studies and Clingendael convened a NATO Advanced Research Workshop in Brussels on counter-terrorism in the post-Arab Spring context. The meeting report is now available.
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Countering Violent Extremism in Central Asia 
From 2-3 September, ICCT and the Center for Security Programs in Astana convened the NATO Advanced Research Workshop "Violent Extremism in Central Asia: Indicators, Trends and Possible Responses" in Astana.  The meeting report is now available.
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ICCT Publications
Can We Combat Terrorism With Tools of International Law?
17 November 2015, The Hague
Together with the embassies of Romania and Spain in the Netherlands, ICCT and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut hosted the lecture "Combating Terrorism with the Tools of Law. Process of Reflection on an International Court Against Terrorism" in The Hague.

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ICCT Publications
ICCT  Director on Radicalisation and the Implications for Probation
27 November 2015
Mark Singleton presented on Radicalisation and the Implications for Probation at the 6th Directors General Conference, hosted by the Confederation of European Probation at the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice.
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International Crimes Database
11 November 2015
ICCT Research Fellow and Project Leader of the International Crimes Database Dr. Christophe Paulussen briefed the International Criminal Court about the database.
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Implementation of UN Security Council Resolutions in Tunisia
3-4 November 2015
Earlier this month, ICCT co-organised a workshop to help develop and implement the National Strategy on Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism in Tunisia.
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ICCT Publications
ICCT Experts on the Paris Attacks
During and following the terrorist attacks that took place in Paris on Friday 13 November, ICCT staff and Fellows provided analyses of the events in the media. All of these media apperances can be found on our website.
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"Much of the World Hates Us"
In an article published by the Belgian newsmagazine Knack on 10 November,  ICCT Associate Fellow and former Director Peter Knoope discussed the potential motivations of terrorists and the anti-Western sentiment.
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Female Suicide Bombers Not a New Phenomenon
On 19 November, a day after a female terrorist that was linked to the Paris attacks allegedly bombed herself in Saint-Denis, ICCT's Seran de Leede elaborated on the phenomenon of female suicide bombers in an article in the Dutch national newspaper Algemeen Dagblad.
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The Killing of "Jihadi John"
On Friday 13 November, IS militant Mohammed Emwazi, also known as "Jihadi John", was confirmed dead after being hit in a US drone strike. ICCT Director Mark Singleton and Research Fellow Dr. Bibi van Ginkel commented on his killing in various media outlets.
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In the Media

We are proud to announce the dates for the Advanced Summer Programme on Counter-Terrorism 2016. Together with the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, ICCT will convene this programme from 29 August until 2 September 2016. The application will open early 2016.
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In the Media
Research Paper by Dr. Isabelle Duyvesteyn and Bram Peeters: "Cross-Case Analysis of Muslim Fighter Mobilisations"
 
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