New York Times
Tibet - the Taiwan Template
The economies of China and Taiwan are now so entwined that the benefits of the status quo, coupled with increased living standards, far outweigh those of going to war.
London Evening Standard
Where is the road map to democracy?
The West needs new ideas for its global democratic mission on how to avoid bloodshed that creates hatred that can last for generations
Trade, conflict and Congressional muscle
If global industries refuse to clean up the dark side of their supply chains, will Congress have to move in?
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Our Own Correspondent.
HUMPHREY HAWKSLEY IS a foreign correspondent, author and commentator on world affairs.
On leaving school, he became a deckhand on a cargo ship to Australia, then worked and travelled widely before becoming a journalist.
He joined the BBC in 1983, editing radio bulletins in the main newsrooms, and took up his first foreign posting in 1986 to cover the Tamil civil war in Sri Lanka. He didn't stay long. He was expelled after six months for revealing atrocities against civilians.
From there, he specialized in the rapid and often painful growth of Asia with postings in India, the Philippines and Hong Kong. In 1994, he was appointed the BBC’s Bureau Chief in Beijing, tasked with opening its first permanent television operation in China.
He moved to London in 1997 from where he reported extensively from the Middle East, Asia, the United States, Latin America and Africa – with both breaking news and in-depth documentaries.
His more recent television films are: The Curse of Gold, Supply Chain Children and Bitter Sweet that uncover the link between trillion dollar retail industries and conflict in the developing world; Old Man Atom that investigates the global nuclear program; and Danger: Democracy at Work examining risks in bringing Western-style democracy too quickly to some societies.
Humphrey is the author of several books including an internationally acclaimed 'Future History' series (Dragon Strike, Dragon Fire and The Third World War) that explores conflict in Asia. He has published four international thrillers, Ceremony of Innocence, Absolute Measures, Red Spirit and Security Breach, and the non-fiction examination of the modern-day path to democracy from dictatorship - Democracy Kills: What’s so good about the Vote. .
His work has appeared in the Financial Times, International Herald Tribune, Yale Global and other publications. His university lectures include Columbia, Cambridge and the London Business School.