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Returnees: who are they, why are they (not) coming back and how should we deal with them? Assessing policies on returning foreign terrorist fighters in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands

Some 5000 men, women and children have travelled from Europe to Syria and Iraq since 2012. An estimated 1500 of these foreign terrorist fighters (FTF) have returned so far. Belgium, […]


Regenerating Belgian Defence

On invitation only

After many years of comparative neglect, the outlook for Belgian defence policy is undergoing a sea change. Responding to an evolving security environment and in keeping with the 2016 Strategic […]

China’s Grand Strategy

Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon, 8bis, Brussels

Along with its rapid economic growth, China’s influence in world affairs has increased tremendously in the last years. The 19th Party Congress of the Communist Party of China in October […]

The Crime-Terror Nexus in Belgium and Luxembourg

Egmont Palace, Place du Petit Sablon, 8bis, Brussels

It has become common to point out the connections that exist between criminality and terrorism. In Belgium, like elsewhere, we have witnessed petty criminals (as well as grand bandits) joining […]