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Asia Scotland Institute hosts Sir Malcolm Rifkind


Sir Malcolm Rifkind presenting 'China: The New Superpower?' at the University of Edinburgh's Playfair Library.

ECCI resident organisation Asia Scotland Institute host Sir Malcolm Rifkind - one of only four ministers to serve throughout the whole premierships of both Margaret Thatcher and John Major, for eighteen years - the longest uninterrupted ministerial service in the United Kingdom since Lord Palmerston in the early nineteenth century.

Sir Malcolm served as UK representative on the Commonwealth Eminent Persons Group 2010-2011 and as chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament, which provides oversight of the UK’s intelligence agencies (MI6, MI5 and GCHQ) from 2010-15.

He is currently a member of the OSCE’s Eminent Persons Group, which will report on relations between Russia and the West.