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Dr Daniela Richterova

Dr Daniela Richterova
Lecturer in Intelligence Studies

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Dr Daniela Richterova is a Lecturer in Intelligence Studies at Brunel University London. Her research focuses on intelligence alliances between state and violent non-state actors and counterterrorism intelligence from the Cold War up to the present. Dr Richterova has presented her research at Harvard University, Columbia University, the University of Cambridge, and the SGI – the British Study Group in Intelligence. Most recently, she has published in International AffairsThe International History Review and in West European Politics. Dr Richterova completed her PhD under the supervision of Professor Richard J. Aldrich and Professor Mark Harrison at the Politics and International Studies Department, University of Warwick. Funded by the Chancellor’s Scholarship, her doctoral thesis interrogated the security and intelligence relationship between communist Czechoslovakia and violent Middle Eastern non-state actors - including the PLO and Carlos the Jackal. Dr Richterova is a member of the SGI’s Steering Committee and teaches on the Cambridge Security Initiative’s specialist course in International Security and Intelligence (ISI). She earned her graduate degree in War Studies at King´s College London and completed her undergraduate studies in Politics and International Relations at Comenius University in Bratislava and NYU in New York. Prior to pursuing her PhD, Dr Richterova worked as a researcher and analyst at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels and was in charge of the programme of GLOBSEC – The Bratislava Global Security Forum – an annual high-level conference on international security policy.

Most recently, Dr Richterova's work has been featured in The Secret Struggle for Cold War Dominance PODCAST available on all podcast platforms (@CWdominance; on FB as 'Secret Struggle for Cold War Dominance'). 

For updates on research, public engagements and new podcast episodes follow @dRichterova.

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T1 & T2 Virtual Office Hours (via Teams): Thursday – 12:00-13:00 & 14:00-15:00 // Friday – 10:00-11:00 

Newest selected publications

Richterova, D. and Telepneva, N. (2020) 'An Introduction: The Secret Struggle for the Global South–Espionage, Military Assistance and State Security in the Cold War'. International History Review, 43 (1). pp. 1 - 11. ISSN: 0707-5332 Open Access Link

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Chertoff, M., Bury, P. and Richterova, D. (2020) 'Bytes not waves: information communication technologies, global jihadism and counterterrorism'. International Affairs, 96 (5). pp. 1305 - 1325. ISSN: 0020-5850 Open Access Link

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Richterova, D., Pešta, M. and Telepneva, N. (2020) 'Banking on Military Assistance: Czechoslovakia’s Struggle for Influence and Profit in the Third World 1955–1968*'. The International History Review, 43 (1). pp. 90 - 108. ISSN: 0707-5332 Open Access Link

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Richterova, D. (2018) 'Terrorists and Revolutionaries: the Achilles Heel of Communist Surveillance'. Surveillance and Society, 16 (3). pp. 277 - 297.Open Access Link

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Aldrich, RJ. and Richterova, D. (2018) 'Ambient accountability: intelligence services in Europe and the decline of state secrecy'. West European Politics, 41 (4). pp. 1003 - 1024. ISSN: 0140-2382 Open Access Link

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