Armida van Rij is a Research Associate at the Policy Institute at King's College London, working across security, defence and foreign policy. In addition to carrying out research in these areas, she has conducted projects looking at mitigating the threat of landmines and IEDs, and has examined attitudes to social cohesion and counter-terrorism policy. Armida is a regular contributor to British and international media, appearing on or providing comment to Channel 4, the BBC, CNN, the Atlantic and others.

Armida can be followed on Twitter at @armida_lm.