Mark Urban

Non-fiction writer
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Mark Urban is the Diplomatic Editor of BBC's Newsnight programme and was formerly defence correspondent for the Independent. He has covered many wars as a journalist and is probably best known for his live broadcasts under fire in Kosovo.

His memoir about the SAS in the Iraq War Task Force Black debuted at number one in the Sunday Times non-fiction bestseller list.






  • Turkey has handled the migrant crisis rather more skilfully than the Russian jet one...

    @ghhart @ghopkin @danbarkr I would agree the key questions: how to show solidarity with closest allies +response to ISIS exporting violence?

    @ghhart yes, it gives a certain capability, hence the screwdriver analogy. Right now the big yes/no question is the issue under debate