Dr Thomas Rid

Department of War Studies
King’s College, London

Dr Thomas Rid is a Reader in War Studies at King’s College London.

In 2009/2010, Rid was a visiting scholar at the Hebrew University and the Shalem Center in Jerusalem. From 2006 to 2009 he worked at the School for Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, the RAND Corporation in Washington, and at the Institut français des relations internationales in Paris. Rid wrote his first book at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin’s major foreign policy think tank. Rid holds a PhD from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin.

Thomas Rid published four books, Cyber War Will Not Take Place (Oxford University Press/Hurst), Understanding Counterinsurgency (Routledge 2010, co-edited with Tom Keaney), War 2.0 (with Marc Hecker, Praeger 2009, and in Chinese by the People’s Liberation Army Press 2011), and War and Media Operations (Routledge 2007). His numerous articles appeared in major English, French, and German peer-reviewed journals as well as magazines and newspapers. Rid has commented on current affairs on the BBC, CNN, Sky, and others.

Rid’s next book will be The Enemy.

Thomas lives in the Barbican in the City of London. Originally, he is from Aach, a village in Baden-Württemberg’s lavish most southern region.