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Nigel Inkster

Senior Adviser


Responsibilities: Nigel Inkster has worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) since 2007. His research portfolio at IISS has included transnational terrorism, insurgency, transnational organised crime, cyber security, intelligence and security, and the evolving character of conflict. He has written and broadcast on all these topics and has also been engaged in a variety of para-diplomatic activities on behalf of the UK government including leading a Sino-UK Track 1.5 Cyber Security Dialogue.

Background: Before joining IISS he served for 31 years in the British Secret Intelligence Service, retiring at the end of 2006 as Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence. He graduated from St. Johns College Oxford with a BA in Oriental Studies (Chinese). He is married with two children and one grandchild and lives in London.

Joined IISS: March 2007

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