Méryl Demuynck

Méryl is a Junior Research Fellow at the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism. Her work focuses on the prevention of radicalization and violent extremism in Mali, both inside and outside the prison context. She is also involved in a research project exploring the trafficking of small arms and light weapons as a source of financing for terrorist organisations.

Prior to joining ICCT, Méryl contributed to various research projects in the area of international peace and security. In addition to a Master thesis on the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir, she conducted research for the Council of Europe Counter-Terrorism Division on the radicalisation of women and children in terrorist organisations. Combining desk-based and fieldwork research, she also carried out a prospective study on the impact of nomadic peoples on the security environment in the ECOWAS region for the French armed forces positioned in Dakar, Senegal.

She holds a multidisciplinary BA in Political Science, History, Economics and Law as well as a MA in European and International Relations – Internal and External Security of the European Union – from the Institute of Political Science of Strasbourg. She also completed a specialisation degree on Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa at the Institute of Political Science of Lyon.

Publications

Demuynck, M. and Weijenberg, G. The Upcoming SADC Intervention: A New Way Ahead to Combat Terrorism in Mozambique? Perspective, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 21 July 2021

Mehra T., Demuynck M., Clarke C., Duquet N., Lumley C. and Wentworth M. Cashing in on Guns: Identifying the Nexus between Small Arms, Light Weapons and Terrorist Financing. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 24 March 2021

Coleman, J., Dal Santo, E., Demuynck, M., Vellage, L. and Vermeersch, E. Dynamics of Support and Engagement: Understanding Malian Youths’ Attitudes towards Violent Extremism. Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 24 February 2021.

Weijenberg, G. and Demuynck, M. Algeria in Mali: A Departure from the Military Non-Intervention Paradigm? Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 17 December 2020.

Baldardo, E., Coleman, J., Dal Santo, E., Demuynck, M. and Vermeersch, E. When the Music Stops: The Impact of Terrorism on Malian Youth, Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague (ICCT) & United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI), 21 October 2020.

Bergema, R., Mehra, T. LL.M. and Demuynck, M. The Use of Small Arms and Light Weapons by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance. Synthesis Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 28 September 2020.

Demuynck, M., Mehra, T. LLM., and Bergema, R. The Use of Small Arms & Light Weapons by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance in West Africa and the Horn of Africa. Situation Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 1 July 2020

Demuynck, M., Mehra, T. LLM., and Bergema, R. The Use of Small Arms & Light Weapons by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance in South and Southeast Asia. Situation Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 17 June 2020

Coleman, J. and Demuynck, M. La Mort de Droukdel : Implications pour AQMI et au Sahel, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 10 June 2020.

Coleman, J. and Demuynck, M. The Death of Droukdel: Implications for AQIM and the Sahel, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 9 June 2020.

Demuynck, M., Mehra, T. LLM., and Bergema, R. The Use of Small Arms & Light Weapons by Terrorist Organisations as a Source of Finance in the Middle East and North Africa, Situation Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 3 June 2020

Vermeersch, E., Coleman, J., Demuynck, M. and Dal Santo, E. Social Media in Mali and its Relation to Violent Extremism: A Youth Perspective, Report, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 18 March 2020.

Demuynck, M. and Coleman, J., Les Sables Mouvants du Paysage Terroriste Sahélien, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 16 March 2020.

Demuynck, M. and Coleman, J. The Shifting Sands of the Sahel’s Terrorism Landscape, Perspectives, The International Centre for Counter-Terrorism – The Hague, 12 March 2020.