Tim Marshall

British Journalist, Writer and Broadcaster

Tim Marshall is a leading authority on foreign affairs with more than thirty years of reporting experience. He was diplomatic editor at Sky News and before that worked for the BBC and LBC/IRN radio. He is the author of Prisoners of Geography, The Age of Walls and A Flag Worth Dying For. He is founder and editor of the current affairs site TheWhatandtheWhy.com.

"Extremes are easy. The centre is hard"

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  • Geopolitics
  • Security
  • Society & Education


He presents in English.

How he presents

Tim is an extremely engaging and insightful speaker. His take on current world events is thought-provoking and entertaining.

Books & Media

  • The Power of Geography
  • Divided
  • Prisoners of Geography

In Detail

Tim Marshall began his career in journalism with three years as IRN's Paris correspondent and extensive work for BBC radio and TV, after which he joined Sky News. Reporting from Europe, the USA and Asia, Tim became Middle East Correspondent based in Jerusalem. He reported from more than 30 countries including many conflict zones. He spent the majority of the 1999 Kosovo crisis in Belgrade, where he was one of the few western journalists who stayed on to report from one of the main targets of NATO bombing raids. In recent years he covered the conflicts in Iraq, Gaza, Afghanistan, Libya, and Syria.


Tim brings thirty years' experience in reporting and writing about international news to the corporate circuit as a keynote speaker. Tim translates his political analyses of world affairs into terms that appeal to all audiences.



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