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 policy brief provides an overview of the sociological issues underpinning the issues of far right and Islamist reciprocal or cumulative radicalisation in the Western European context. That is, these groups radicalise each other by mutually reinforcing their hate, intolerance, or indignation towards each other. The nature of reciprocal radicalisation between far right and Islamist […]
Writing in 1992, noted terrorism scholar David Rapoport remarked that nearly 90% of terrorist groups lasted less than one year. Subsequent scholarship on terrorist group longevity has similarly noted the short average lifespan of the vast majority of such groups. Why then—more than three decades after it was originally founded—has al-Qaeda been able to enjoy […]
Introduction In the past months, there has been considerable discussion about whether or not foreign fighters and their families currently detained in camps in Syria should be repatriated. An often-heard justification in Western Europe not to opt for repatriation is the fact that prosecution of the adults will often lead to light sentences and thus […]