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Brian Hanrahan
The BBC's Diplomatic Correspondent Brian Hanrahan
Brian Hanrahan is BBC World's Diplomatic correspondent and has been a foreign correspondent for 20 years with a ringside seat at many major international events.

He was the BBC correspondent during the Falklands war and later published his dispatches in I counted them all out and I counted them all back.


He covered Asia from a base in Hong Kong during the 1980s - observing the reforms of Deng Xioping in China, the assassination of Mrs Ghandi and the succession of her son as Indian Prime Minister.

He moved to Moscow when Mr Gorbachev became the Soviet leader and reported on the country's struggle to reform.

In 1989 - the year the world reshaped itself - he was present in Tiananmen square then in Poland for the installation of the first non-communist government in eastern Europe. He was also at the fall of the Berlin wall and the Romanian revolution.

Since then he has become Diplomatic Editor - interpreting international affairs from London and travelling the world regularly for a close-up view especially during the Balkan wars and the Middle East peace process.

He has also returned to Germany for the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and German unification.

When the 11 September terrorist attacks on the US took place Brian also reported live from BBC World's London studios where he offered political analysis as events unfolded.

He went to New York for a week afterwards to continue his coverage and went on to write a chapter in the BBC book The Day That Shook The World - a compilation of personal accounts from BBC journalists the proceeds from which go to charity.

From there Brian travelled to Bonn to report live on the Afghan leaders meeting to sign a power-sharing agreement. He has also reported from the Middle East in the aftermath of the attack on Yasser Arafat's headquarters and The Hague where he has presented several BBC World News specials on the on-going Milosevic Trial.


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