Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler

CCSI Board of Directors

Independent Director

Dr. Schindler is the Senior Director of the Counter Extremism Project, co-chair of the Advisory Board of the Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF) in London and teaching fellow at the Academy for Security in the Economy (ASW Akademie AG) in Essen, Germany. Between 2013 and 2018 he served as the Coordinator and Expert of the ISIL (Da’esh)/ Al -Qaida/Taliban Sanctions Monitoring Team as mandated by the United Nations Security Council. From 2011 and 2013 he worked as Program Director of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue (ISD) in London (UK) and as Associate Partner for Political Risk at West Sands, London (UK). Prior to these engagements, Mr. Schindler served as First Secretary for Political Affairs and Liaison Officer to the Security Forces at the Germany Embassy in Tehran (Iran) between 2005 and 2011 and held other positions with the Federal Government of Germany related to conflict analysis and counter-terrorism since 2001. He has extensive experience in crisis management and in advisory roles to senior government and corporations, specifically on enhancing security policies, practices and implementation strategies for the UN and the German government. Having studied in Tübingen (Germany), Georgetown (Washington, D.C.), Tel Aviv (Israel) and St Andrews (UK), he holds a Master’s and a PhD Degree from St Andrews University focused on international terrorism.

Modernisierung der Terrorismusfinanzierung. Herausforderungen für die Industrie, in: Christian Vogt, Patrick Hennies, Christian Endreß, Patrick Peters (eds): Wirtschaftsschutz in der Praxis. Herausforderungen an die Sicherheit im Zeitalter von Digitalisierung und Krise, VS Verlag 2021 (forthcoming)

Terrorismusfinanzierung, in: Joachim Krause, Liane Rothenberger, Jannis Jost, Kira Frankenthal (eds): Interdisziplinäre Terrorismusforschung – Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis, Nomos, 2021 (forthcoming)

Challenging Interfaces in Monitoring and Enforcing UN Counter-Terrorism Sanctions, in: Sasha Lohmann, Judith Vorrath(eds): International Sanctions. Improving Implementation through Better Interface Management. Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politk (SWP), Working Paper2021 (forthcoming)

Misuse of online services for the financing of terrorism, Counter IED Report, Spring/Summer 2021 (forthcoming)

Alexander Ritzmann, Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Lucinda Creighton, EU Commission consultation: Digital Services Act package – ex ante regulatory instrument of very large online platforms acting as gatekeepers, CEP Policy Paper, May 2021

Dr. Hans-Jakob Schindler, Alexander Ritzmann, Marco Macori, Virtual Event Series 2021: Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism, CEP Briefing Paper, May 2021

Pandemic of Extremism, in: Global Diplomatic Forum (ed), The Global Agenda, Vol. 2, 2021-2023, May 2021

An Assessment of the Efforts to Mitigate the Impact of US Secondary Sanctions: The EU Blocking Statue and INSTEX, in: Shima Shine, Iran and the International Arena: Challenges and Opportunities, The Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Tel Aviv 2021

After Action Report. Virtual Side Event: The Financing of Right-wing and Ethnically or Racially Motivated Terrorism, CEP Policy Paper December 2020

Kacper Rekawek, Alexander Ritzmann, Hans-Jakob Schindler, Violent Right-Wing Extremism and Terrorism. Transnational Connectivity, Definitions, Incidents, Structures and Countermeasures, CEP commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, November 2020

Hany Farid, Alexander Ritzmann, Hans-Jakob Schindler, The EU Digital Services Act (DSA). Recommendations For An Effective Regulation Against Terrorist Content Online, CEP Policy Paper, September 2020

Radek Sikorski, Lucinda Creighton, Hans-Jakob Schindler, Time for EU to get real on Hezbollah, EUObserver, 1 September 2020

New Technologies: The Emerging Terrorist Financing Risk, ACAMS Today Europe, Vol. 2 No. 1, June 2020

Hany Farid, Hans-Jakob Schindler, Deep Fakes. On the Threat of Deep Fakes to Democracy and Society, CEP and KAS, May 2020

Terrorismusfinanzierung und soziale Medien, Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW), April 2020

Financing of Terrorism and Social Media Platforms, CEP Policy Paper, April 2020

Alexander Ritzmann, Marco Macori, Hans-Jakob Schindler, NetzDG 2.0. Recommendations for the amendment of the German Network Enforcement Act (NetzDG) and Investigation into the actual blocking and removal processes of YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, CEP Policy Paper, April 2020

Further Development of European Union Regulatory Framework for Cryptocurrencies Necessary to Mitigate Risks of Terrorism Financing, CEP Policy Paper, March 2020

Democratising Deepfakes. How Technological Development Can Influence Our Social Consensus, in: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (ed), Digital Democracy. International Report, Issue 1, 30 March 2020

United Nations and counter-terrorism: strategy, structure and prevention of violent extremism conducive to terrorism: a practitioner’s view, in Stig Jarle Hansen, Stian Lid (eds.), Routledge Handbook of Deradicalisation and Disengagement, Routledge, March 2020

The Crime Terror Nexus, in: Global Diplomatic Forum (ed), The Global Agenda, Vol. 1, 2019-2020, 20 February 2020

The Underappreciated Instrument of Counterterrorism Sanctions, ACAMS Today, Issue: Vol. 18 No. 4, September 2019

Hans-Jakob Schindler, Frederique Gautier, Looting and Smuggling of Artifacts as a Strategy to Finance Terrorism Global Sanctions as a Disruptive and Preventive Tool, International Journal of Cultural Property, Volume 26, Issue 3 August 2019

Terrorism and the Tech-industry, in: Berlin Risk (ed), Global Risk Affairs, May 2019

Emerging Sanctions Challenges for Global Counter-Terrorism, ACAMS Today Europe, Vol. 1 No. 1, May 2019

Terrorist Financing Must be Next Frontier for European Legislators, Our World, January 2019

The United Nation’s View on al-Qaeda’s Financing Today, in: Aaron Y. Zelin (ed.), How al-Qaeda Survived Drones, Uprisings, and the Islamic State. The Nature of the Current Threat, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, June 2017