Humphrey Hawksley is a leading BBC foreign correspondent, journalist and documentary presenter. Most recently he has focused on Islamic terror and intelligence issues as well as economic and political trends. He presented the BBC documentary Bitter Sweet looking at the use of child labour in the chocolate industry and Danger: Democracy at Work examining whether imposing democracy on others is really the best way to aid them.
He is the author of the future-history series Dragon Fire (Macmillan, 2011), Dragon Strike (Macmillan, 1997) and The Third World War (Macmillan, 2003), and of political thrillers Security Breach, Absolute Measures and Ceremony of Innocence. Humphrey's most recent non-fiction book is Democracy Kills (Macmillan, 2015), a thought-provoking investigation into Britain and America's desire to give Democracy to the world at all costs.