• Survival

    Waging Cyber War the American Way

    22 July 2015.  The United States should remain wary of offensive cyber war, but also able to make it count when no choice remains.

  • Events

    Cyber Governance and Security: the Struggle for the Soul of the Future

    22 July 2015. 

    Corporate Breakfast
    Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk

    Arundel House, London 

    Wednesday 22 July 2015, 8–9am 

  • Strategic Comments

    Communications interception: UK report seeks legal reform

    08 July 2015. 

    British spies’ bulk collection of citizens’ phone and internet metadata doesn’t breach EU law, a new government report says. However, the document does recommend an overhaul of the complex UK law governing the field.

  • Events

    A Revolution in Military Affairs with Chinese Characteristics: China’s Military Cyber and Information Warfare Capabilities

    19 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Nigel Inkster 
    Director for Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Tuesday 19 May 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Events

    Key Security and Defence Issues for the New UK Government

    18 May 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Douglas Barrie
    Senior Fellow for Military Aerospace, IISS
    Ben Barry
    Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    Nigel Inkster
    Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    Giri Rajendran
    Research Associate for Defence and Economics, IISS
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 18 May 2015

  • Survival

    Governing Cyberspace through Constructive Ambiguity

    11 May 2015.  At the heart of the cyber-governance problem is a fundamental disagreement over the relevance and significance of state sovereignty.

  • Events

    Responsible State Behaviour in Cyberspace: How to Advance the International Dialogue?

    23 March 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Ambassador Marina Kaljurand
    Undersecretary of Political Affairs, Estonia
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 23 March 2015

  • Events

    Intelligence and Policy in an Era of Transparency

    19 March 2015. 

    IISS-US Policy Makers Series
    Dr Gregory Treverton
    Chairman, National Intelligence Council
    Chair: Nigel Inkster
    Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10:30am-11:30pm EDT/3:30-4:30pm GMT

  • IISS Voices

    Nigel Inkster: Privacy and security

    12 March 2015.  By Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk As a result of the revelations by rogue NSA contractor Edward Snowden on the scope of global telecommunications monitoring undertaken by the NSA and its ‘Five Eyes’ partner, the UK’s Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) carried out a comprehensive review of the communications intercept and surveillance activities undertaken by the UK intelligence agencies. This report was one of the first...

  • Expert Commentary

    BBC Radio 4 Today: Surveillance and civil liberties

    12 March 2015.  Today Programme interview with by Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk The parliamentary committee that oversees the work of Britain's spies is this morning publishing a report into surveillance and civil liberties. The Intelligence and Security Committee began its inquiry in 2013, in the wake of revelations from the American security contractor Edward Snowden about the nature of British and American intelligence gathering. This week the Foreign Secretary...

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