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Nigel Inkster

Transnational Security Expert
Country: UK

Nigel Inkster is a security and terrorism expert. He talks about geopolitical and geoeconomic challenges and struggles from a pragmatic point of view. With over 30 years of experience in the British Intelligence Service he is an insider on transnational security issues who can provide revealing information for his audience.

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Geopolitical Security Analyst 

Nigel Inkster is the Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He graduated from St. John’s College Oxford with a first-class degree in oriental studies. His languages include Chinese and Spanish.

He joined the British Secret Intelligence Service in 1975, for which he had postings in Asia, Latin America and Europe and worked extensively on transnational security issues. For 31 years Nigel Inkster served in the British Secret intelligence Service.

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 is the former Chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Committee on Terrorism and a current member of the WEF Council on Cyber Security.

    Keynote Topics

    • Transnational terrorism and organized crime
    • Cyber security
    • The changing character of conflict
    • Intelligence and security
    • Assessing and managing risk
    • China (geopolitics and security)
    • Dissent and opposition to the Chinese Communist Party and the regime?
    • Balancing economic growth and reform versus “social harmony” in China
    • Future development and status of Hong Kong and Taiwan
    • China’s strategy and ambitions in Asia
    • China’s relations with US, Japan, Korea (North and South), Russia, India
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