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Peter Knoope is a career diplomat who was inter alia Head of

Mission to Afghanistan and headed the Humanitarian Aid section at

the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Currently Peter is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the International Centre

for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT). He was the Director of

ICCT from its inception until August 2014. Prior to his arrival at

ICCT he was Deputy Director of the Policy and Strategy Department

of the Dutch National Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism (NCTb). The

NCTb was established in 2005, following the terrorist attacks in

Madrid of 11 March 2004 and the killing of Theo van Gogh in the

Netherlands, and is responsible for the development and

coordination of the government wide counter-terrorism strategy in the Netherlands. He was involved in the development of the NCTb from its inception and was responsible for the coordination between the Dutch government’s national and international counter-terrorism policy.

He has also worked in development cooperation and research programmes in Tanzania, Cameroon and Senegal. 

Dr. Peter Knoope

Associate Fellow and Former Director, International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (ICCT), The Netherlands

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