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Emerging Risks from Islamic Militancy in South, South East and East Asia

Monday, 8 December
14:25-15:15
Breakout 3

There is persistent Islamic militancy - of various forms - throughout South and South-East Asia, while the Uighur-linked violence in China is also increasing. Jihadists will have increased freedom to operate in Afghanistan after the NATO withdrawal and al-Qaeda is beginning to rebuild its capabilities both there and in Pakistan. This may contribute to a wider resurgence in Islamic militancy across the region and this presentation will identify those areas and targets most at risk - whether they be in China, Indonesia, India, Pakistan or elsewhere.

Presented by: Tim Williams, Managing Director, Stirling Assynt, UK

After joining Stirling Assynt in 2009, Tim became Director, Political & Security Risk in March 2011. While responsible for the Assynt Report and bespoke political and security risk projects, he presided over a significant growth in the business. On acquisition by Falanx Group Ltd in May 2013, Tim was appointed Managing Director of Stirling Assynt and is responsible for profit and loss across all the company's business lines. Tim previously worked at the Society of British Aerospace Companies, the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) and in a defence policy role for the Conservative Party. He has lectured widely on security issues, including at RSMF, the NATO School and Wilton Park, and remains an Associate Fellow of RUSI.