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Tobias was a Senior Research Fellow and Director of the National Security and Resilience department at the Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies, and he remains with RUSI as an Associate Fellow. Within this role he was responsible for the growth of a research team examining issues pertaining to radicalisation, terrorism, counter-terrorist policy and technologies, resilience, critical national infrastructure, and the security impacts of climate change.
He completed his Ph.D in International Security and Politics from the University of Bradford in 2005 with a thesis entitled 'Non-Lethal Weapons: Technology for Lowering Casualties'. Since that time he has worked as a research fellow for the Landau Network, Centro-Volta in Italy, and the Home Office, arriving at RUSI in 2006.
He has lectured at the University of Cambridge, University of Bradford, Joint Services Command and Staff College, the NATO Defence College in Rome, as well as speaking internationally at numerous conferences and roundtable discussions.
He has appeared on the BBC, Channel 4, NBC, Al-Jazeera, Sky News, as well as being quoted in many newspapers around the globe.