Dervla Mcneice joined the International Centre for Counter-terrorism in April 2019 where she is part of the editorial team working on ICCT’s research and 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 scholarship in the ICCT Journal, as well as internal research and project work—particularly on traditional leadership and terrorism.
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Strategic communications in CVE—sometimes referred to as “counter-narratives” or “alternative narratives”—are difficult. They are often maligned for a lack of evidence demonstrating their effectiveness, or worse, that they may have a detrimental effect. In this Perspective, we draw on findings from a recent study which suggests that strategic communications campaigns may rely too heavily on […]
In this Perspective, Tanya Mehra critically analyses the current European approach to repatriating foreign fighters