Charles Emmerson is an Australian-born writer and historian. He studied modern history at Oxford University and international relations in Paris. He is the author of The Future History of the Arctic and 1913: The World Before the Great War. His most recent book, Crucible: The Long End of the Great War and the Birth of a New World, was published by Vintage. He is a Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House (the Royal Institute for International Affairs). He lives in London.