Prof. Dr. Peter Neumann
Professor - King's College London
Prof. Dr. Peter Neumann is the Director of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence. Prior to this appointment, he was Director of the Centre for Defence Studies (2005-2007) at King's College London, and Content Director of the International Summit on Democracy, Terrorism and Security (2004-2005) organized by the Club de Madrid, the association of former Presidents and Prime Ministers. Prof. Dr. Neumann is the co-author of The Strategy of Terrorism (Routledge 2008) and has recently published an Adelphi Paper titled 'Joining Al Qaeda: Jihadist Recruitment in Europe' (IISS, 2009). Previous publications include Britain's Long War (Palgrave MacMillan, 2003), a comprehensive assessment of British strategy in the Northern Ireland conflict, as well as numerous articles on terrorism and radicalization in journals like Survival, Foreign Affairs, Orbis, and Terrorism and Political Violence. His latest book - Old and New Terrorism - was published by Polity Press in July 2009. Opinion pieces and shorter analyes have appeared in the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Prospect and other magazines and newspapers. Dr. Neumann frequently appears on radio and television as an expert on terrorism and political violence. Prof. Dr. Neumann is a senior lecturer in War Studies at King's College London and teaches classes on terrorism, insurgency, radicalization, and intelligence. He is Co-Director of the newly created Master's Programme in Terrorism, Security and Society. Prof. Dr. Neumann went to university in Berlin, Belfast and London. He received an MA in Political Science from the Free University of Berlin and a PhD in War Studies from King's College London. Prof. Dr. Neumann is a member of the Club de Madrid's expert advisory council, as well as of the editorial boards of the journals Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Democracy and Security. He is an Affiliate of the European Commission's European Network of Experts on Radicalisation, serves as a member of the German Federal Criminal Office's (BKA) European Expert Network on Terrorism Issues, and is associated with several other institutions and think-tanks. Before becoming an academic, he worked as a radio journalist in Germany.
Articles by Prof. Dr. Peter Neumann
- Suspects into Collaborators: Peter Neumann argues that Assad has himself to blame
- Syria: The Twisted Logic of Non-Intervention