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Martin Walker

Martin Walker is the editor of United Press International, the global news agency founded in 1907, publishing news and features services in English, Spanish and Arabic.

His latest book The Iraq War is based on his experience covering the conflict with both the U.S. and the British troops. He is co-author of “Europe in the 21st Century”, written during a Fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC. In 25 years as a journalist with Britain’s The Guardian newspaper, he served as bureau chief in Moscow and the US, as European Editor and assistant editor. He was awarded Britain’s Reporter of the Year prize in 1987.

He is also a regular broadcaster on the BBC, National Public Radio and CNN, and guest panelist on ’Inside Washington’ for CBS-TV, ‘Capital Gang Sunday’ forCNN and ‘White House Chronicle’ on the Public Broadcasting Network. He scripted and narrated the BBC series ‘Martin Walker’s Russia’, and the BBC Analysis special ‘Clintonomics’. He also gives a regular analysis of the world’s press for NPR’s ‘On The Media.’

Martin Walker is also a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute at the New School in New York, and a contributing editor of the Los Angeles Times Opinion section, of Transatlantic magazine, The National Interest and The Wilson Quarterly. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, the New Yorker, the New Republic, The Times Literary Supplement, The Spectator, Die Zeit of Germany, El Mundo of Spain, the Moscow Times and Moskovskii Novosti. He is also a contributing editor of Demokratisatsiya, the journal of post-Soviet reform, and a columnist for theglobalist.com.

Martin Walker has served as vice-chairman of the advisory board of the European Institute of Washington DC. He is also a member of the review board of International Affairs, the journal of London’s Royal Institute of International Affairs. A guest lecturer at the universities of Moscow, Columbia, UCLA, Toronto, New York, Pittsburgh, Martin Walker is also a senior fellow of A T Kearney’s Global Business Policy Council, and a member of Czech President Vaclav Havel’s ‘Forum2000’ group.

His non-fiction books include;

  • ‘The National Front; the extreme right in Britain’,Fontana, London 1977.
  • ‘Powers of the Press; the world’s leading newspapers’,Quartet, London and Pilgrim Press NY, 1981.
  • ‘The Waking Giant: Gorbachev and Perestroika’, MichaelJoseph, London, 1986; Pantheon Books NY, 1987.
  • ‘Martin Walker’s Russia’, Paladin, London, 1989.
  • ‘The Cold War: A History’, Holt, NY, 1993, and FourthEstate, London, 1993. Short-listed for the book of the Year, UK; for the Governor-General’s Prize, Canada, and a NY Times Notable Book.
  • ‘The President They Deserve; the rise, falls and comebacks of Bill Clinton’. Crown, NY, 1996, Fourth Estate, London, 1996.
  • ‘America Reborn; a 20th century narrative’, Knopf, NY, 2000, Random House, London, 2000.
  • “Europe in the 21st Century; portraits of an emerging superpower”, (co-author), Riener, London and NY, 2001.
  • ‘The Iraq War,’ Brassey’s, London and NY, 2004.

He has also published four novels:

  • ‘The Infiltrator’ (Granada, London and The Dial Press, NY,1978);
  • ‘The Money Soldiers’ (Granada, London, and Doubleday, NY, 1980);
  • ‘The Eastern Question’ (Granada, London, 1981).

His latest novel, ‘The Caves of Perigord’, was published by Simon & Schuster in March 2002 and reached No. 8 on The Washington Post best-seller list.

Education:Balliol College, Oxford. Brackenbury Scholar and 1stclass honours in history.Harkness Fellow at Harvard and resident tutor at KirklandHouse.Congressional Fellow, American Political ScienceAssociation.