The Global Threat Landscape: Assessing the World’s Most Pressing Security Issues

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Chatham House, London


Douglas Wise, Senior Intelligence Service, CIA (1989-2016); Deputy Director, Defense Intelligence Agency, (2014 -16)

Chair: Dr Jacob Parakilas, Deputy Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House


Over the last decade, new and evolving security concerns have confronted nation states and the international community. But which threats are most pressing and how can governments address and prioritize such a broad range of often interconnected security issues?

Drawing on his extensive experience within the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service, Douglas Wise will articulate a framework for understanding the global threats within the US and the West more broadly. Which specific security issues should be at the forefront of policy discussions? How do these issues interact with one another and what should be the role of both international and civil society organizations in mapping and combatting these global threats?

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