Armida van Rij

Research Fellow, International Security Programme

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Armida van Rij is a research fellow with the International Security Programme at Chatham House, where she leads the conflict analysis team. Her research focusses on geopolitical trends, the future of conflict, and conflict analysis and prevention.

She has carried out research and advised governments on foreign and security policy issues, including how to prepare for climate security challenges, the impact of technologies on conflict, preventing conflict, aid delivery in conflict zones, and counter-terrorism policy. 

She joined Chatham House in 2021 from the Policy Institute, King’s College London, and previously worked with the EU Delegation to Myanmar. Armida is a regular contributor to European and international media. 

Outside of her role at Chatham House, Armida sits on the advisory board of Women in International Security UK (WIIS UK). She holds an MA in Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies from King’s College London, and a BA in International Relations from the University of Sussex.

Past experience

2018-21 Research Associate, Policy Institute, King’s College
2016-18 Policy Researcher, Policy Institute, King’s College
2014-15 Trainee, EU Delegation to Myanmar