Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk
Responsibilities: Analysis of international political risk and development of programmes on counter terrorism, international crime, proliferation of CBRN, cross-border conflict and other transnational/global issues. Nigel is also responsible for the IISS Armed Conflict Database.
Background: Nigel Inkster served for 31 years in the British Secret intelligence Service (SIS). He had postings in Asia, Latin America and Europe and worked extensively on transnational security issues. He was on the Board of SIS (commonly known as MI6) for seven years, the last two as Assistant Chief and Director for Operations and Intelligence. He graduated from St. John’s College Oxford with a first-class degree in oriental studies. His languages include Chinese and Spanish. He is currently Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Committee on Terrorism.
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Nigel is a co-author of Drugs, Insecurity and Failed States: the Problems of Prohibition and of The FARC Files: Venezuela, Ecuador and the Secret Archive of Raul Reyes. He has also contributed a chapter on Chinese cyber policy to Cyberspace and National Security: Threats, Opportunities and Power in a Virtual World (edited by Derek S. Reveron.)
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