Dervla Mcneice joined the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in April 2019 where she is a researcher and editor of the ICCT journal.
Dervla holds a Master’s degree with distinction in International Relations from the University of Leeds, UK. Her research interests include, inter alia, the role of leadership in terrorist groups, charismatic authority, and the anthropology of terrorism—particularly the liminality of terrorism, on which she wrote her MA thesis.
Prior to joining ICCT, Dervla was in Bangkok, Thailand working with the United Nations Development Programme’s Preventing Violent Extremism team. There, she worked on PVE national action plan implementation in Asia-Pacific, as well as on broader terrorism issues in Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia. She also worked as a research assistant for the Hudson Institute’s Centre for Political-Military Analysis.
Her work at ICCT centres around acquiring, editing, and publishing top-tier scholarship in the ICCT Journal, as well as internal research and project work—particularly on traditional leadership and terrorism.
Follow Dervla on Twitter @dervlamcneice.
This situation report—the third in a wider series of papers exploring the use of SALW as a source of terrorism financing—will examine the acquisition, possession, and use of SALW by terrorist organisations active in West Africa and the Horn of Africa. It will investigate the extent to which SALW may represent a direct source of […]
Transnational criminal organisations have grown in importance on the international security stage since the end of the Cold War. One subset of these illicit cross-border enterprises that has garnered increasing attention is human smuggling networks. These groups are having a destabilising impact on weak and failed states throughout Africa—as well as on the destination countries […]
This paper examines various framing processes have been developed by Far Right groups specifically in response to the global health crisis brought about by the spread of COVID-19. Through an examination of statements by six Identitarian and National Socialist movement organisations issued over a two month period from late February to late April 2020 on […]