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Mark Urban

London (usually)
Diplomatic Editor, Newsnight — BBC

writer, @BBCNewsnight Diplomatic Editor - but views here own, author of Big Boys Rules, Rifles, Generals, Fusiliers, Task Force Black, The Tank War & The Edge

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Founding Defence Correspondent of The Independent (1986-1990), Reporter for BBC Newsnight (1990-1993), Middle East Correspondent of BBC News (1993-1994) and Diplomatic Editor of Newsnight (1995-).

Author of non-fiction books: Soviet Land Power; War in Afghanistan; Big Boys' Rules - The SAS and t...

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Sep 19, 2017

RT @DavidCleevely: @MarkUrban01 @ruskin147 Read Peter Hennessy's excellent "secret state". Khrushchev suggested 5, ambassador (knowing…

Sep 19, 2017

So Philip Windsor told us in his strategic studies lecture @ LSE saying the encounter happened in Khrushchev's box at the Bolshoi ballet

Sep 19, 2017

Khrushchev to British ambo: 'I could totally destroy your country with 10 missiles', ambo replied 'I believe 6 would be quite sufficient'

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What was your first job as a journalist?

As an assistant producer on Newsnight in 1984

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes, my first two books were written on a manual typewriter

How is social media changing news?

It's great for consolidating a wide range of views on a specific topic