Sir Lawrence Freedman was Professor of War Studies at King’s College London between 1982 and 2014 and Vice-Principal of the College from 2003 to 2013. He now holds the position of ‘Emeritus Professor’ in the Department of War Studies. Before joining King’s, Sir Lawrence held research positions at Nuffield College Oxford, IISS and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. In 1997, he was appointed as Official Historian of the Falklands Campaign and in 2009 was appointed to serve as a member of the official inquiry into Britain and the 2003 Iraq War. His most recent books are Strategy: A History (2013) and The Future of War: A History (2017).