12 February 2015
SINGAPORE, Feb. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Key military and security delegates from around the world will gather to attend Asia’s first ISIS-focused homeland security and counter-terrorism Conference and Exhibition, Global Security Asia (GSA) 2015, held at the Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 3 to 5 March 2015.
“ISIS presents a credible and wide-reaching threat to global security, not just in the Middle East. ISIS ability to radicalise and militarise individuals anywhere in the world is growing. We want to assess the impact of the ISIS threat in Asia, including from chemical, biological and radiological attacks.” Said Conference Chair Dr. Rohan Gunaratna, Professor of Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies & Head of the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Now in its 10th year, GSA 2015, now organised in partnership with MILIPOL, is behind Asia’s first ISIS-themed 2-day conference “The New Asian Threat Landscape”. The conference portion of the event will span 4 and 5 March, and will delineate the current and emerging Asian threat from ISIS and discuss state and societal responses. The rise of ISIS and the declaration of an Islamic State has presented a new global and Asian threat landscape, and the ongoing spread of ISIS ideology in Asia through well-planned use of technology and communications channels, including the Internet, means that the operational threat to the region has changed dramatically. The threat to Asia is no longer primarily from the resurgence of al Qaeda and its host Taliban in the Pakistan-Afghanistan theatre but the growing appeal of ISIS.
GPO / ICPVTR / Online
Last updated on 01/12/2015