A former host of ‘Newshour’ on BBC and BBC correspondent in many countries for over thirty years, Owen Bennet-Jones is a freelance British journalist with first-hand knowledge of South Asia. He has been a resident foreign correspondent in Bucharest, Geneva, Islamabad, Hanoi, and Beirut. He has written for ‘The Guardian’, ‘The Independent’, ‘The Financial Times’ and ‘The News’ and was the Commonwealth journalist of the year in 2009. His books include “The Bhutto Dynasty: The Struggle for Power in Pakistan” (2020) and “Pakistan: Eye of the Storm” is now in its third edition. “Target Britain”, a thriller set amid the war on terror is available in paperback. In 2004, he contributed to the Lonely Planet guide, “Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway”. His writing for the London Review of Books has concentrated on Pakistan, the Iranian militant group MEK (also known as the People’s Mujahedeen of Iran), the Deobandi movement and Northern Ireland. His columns for Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper ‘Dawn’ cover Pakistani and international affairs. Owen graduated from the London School of Economics in 1983 and obtained an MPhil in politics from St Antony’s College Oxford in 1985. In 2018, he was awarded a PhD by publication by the University of Hull.