Tim Willasey-Wilsey served for over 27 years in the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He is now Visiting Professor of War Studies at King’s College, London. His first overseas posting was to Angola during the Cold War followed by Central America during the instability of the late 1980s. He then became involved in the transition to majority rule in South Africa and in the Israel/Palestine issue. Much of the rest of his career was spent in Asia including a posting to Pakistan in the mid 1990s. Tim has focused for many years on South Asia and North East Asia as well as the issues of terrorism, organised crime, insurgency and conflict resolution. He was awarded the CMG in 2007. Since leaving government service he has divided his time between advising major UK companies on geopolitcal risk and lecturing at King’s. Tim writes for a number of academic journals in the UK and for websites in India and the USA. He has twice been elected to the Council of Chatham House, UK’s premier global think-tank.