John Simpson is World Affairs Editor of BBC News, having worked for the corporation since the beginning of his career in 1970. He has reported from more than 120 countries, including 30 war zones, and interviewed many world leaders.
Now I was going to stay at the BBC, I had to do an intensive and radical rewrite of my novel, sharpish.
In February it became known that Xi was planning to abolish the rule that limited China’s president to two five-year terms.
For years now, the official Chinese position has been that no one was killed in Tiananmen Square.
We desperately need a return to calm and moderation.
If this was indeed a warning from the electorate, Erdogan is unlikely to go quiet and soothe the feelings of the losers.
I recently worked out I've been near death nine times. This incident made it ten.
Deeply disturbing things have happened during the Putin years in Russia, but his gamble has paid off.
Last Friday morning, within a few hours of the street massacre in Nice, I arrived in Paris.
Harold was 24: tall, amiable, clever, handsome, with one of those silky moustaches that heroes affected in war stories.
Not the Chilcot Report by Peter Oborne reveals how Blair exagerrated evidence from the intelligence services to parliament – and the public.