HUMPHREY HAWKSLEY is a leading BBC foreign correspondent, author and commentator on world affairs, reporting for both radio and television news, for BBC2s Newsnight and for the World Service. He has worked for the Corporation since 1983 and has been posted to Sri Lanka, India, the Philippines, Hong Kong and Beijing. It was in China that Hawksley, with Financial Times correspondent Simon Holberton, wrote Dragon Strike. Published in 1997, it was the first in an internationally acclaimed and bestselling future history trilogy, which would include Dragon Fire and The Third World War, all published by Pan Macmillan. Now based in London, Humphrey Hawksley continues to report regularly on the War on Terror and on Iraq from the Middle East, Washington and the wider developing world.