Nigel Inkster


Nigel Inkster is Senior Adviser at the IISS. Prior to joining the IISS, he worked for 31 years in the British Secret Intelligence Service, retiring at the end of 2006 as Assistant Chief and Director of Operations and Intelligence. His research portfolio has included transnational terrorism, insurgency, transnational organized crime, cyber security, intelligence and security, and the evolving character of conflict. He has written and broadcasted on all of 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.