Martin Walker is the Senior Director of the Global Business Policy Council, a private think-tank for CEOs founded by the A T Kearney business consultancy. He is also a syndicated columnist and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of United Press International.
Previously, in his 25 years as a journalist with The Guardian newspaper, he served as bureau chief in Moscow and the United States, as well as European editor and assistant editor.
A regular broadcaster on the BBC, National Public Radio and CNN, and panelist on Inside Washington and The McLaughlin Show, he is also a senior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington DC, a senior fellow of the World Policy Institute at the New School for Social Research in New York, and a contributing editor of the Los Angeles Times's Opinion section and of Europe magazine.
His books include "Waking Giant: Gorbachev and Perestroika," "The Cold War: A History," "Clinton: The President They Deserve" and "America Reborn," published in May 2000 by Knopf. His latest novel "Bruno, Chief of Police" will be published in the U.S. in 2009 by Knopf and in Germany by Diogenes.