Annelies is an Associate Analyst at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) in Paris, where she focuses on the external dimension of EU justice and home affairs. Her research covers counter-terrorism, radicalization and migration.
Prior to joining the EUISS, she worked at the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and the UN Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) on crime prevention and criminal justice. Annelies holds an MA in Intercultural Mediation with a specialization in Arabic and Russian and an LLM in International Criminal Law.
She has a specific research interest in terrorist tactics and strategies, with a focus on Islamist and right-wing terrorist groups.