Dylan O’Driscoll

Dylan O’Driscoll was a Research Fellow at the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) between April 2016 to February 2017. He has a PhD in Ethnopolitics from the University of Exeter, where his thesis examined the status of Kirkuk within the wider issues of conflict and governance in Iraq. Dylan holds an MA in Kurdish Studies from the University of Exeter and a BA in English and History from Bath Spa University. Prior to joining MERI, Dylan was the Chair for the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN), as well as Editor for the journal of Nations and Nationalism. He has also been a Visiting Research Fellow at the Polish Institute for International Affairs (PISM) in Warsaw, Poland and at Salahaddin University, Erbil.

Dylan’s current research examines the factors that have led to the rise of the Islamic State and develops policies to counteract this. Viewing the Islamic State as a result of failed policies, both internally and externally, his research aims to understand these failures in order to develop new policies. Correspondingly, Dylan has a strong interest in conflict resolution and the process of democratisation and in how external conflict management impacts both of these processes. A large part of his work focuses on the process of post-conflict governance and state building, particularly applying, and developing, the theories of liberal consociational power sharing and federalism.

Dylan’s publishing record includes articles in peer-reviewed academic journals such as Middle East Policy, Ethnopolitics and Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism as well as a range of Policy Papers for PISM.

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