M.L.R. Smith is Professor of Strategic Theory, King’s College London. He is a specialist on dissent, resistance, conflict and the environment, and non-state warfare. Amongst his many publications he has written (with David Martin Jones) Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age (2014), the Political Impossibility of Counterinsurgency (2015) and Fighting for Ireland? The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement (1995).