David Smith

David Smith was an award-winning correspondent for 30 years for ITN/C4News, then worked as an adviser to Kofi Annan at the UN. Now based in Latin America, he writes for The Economist. He is the author of three books, and sometime Visiting Professor in the United States.

David Smith reminisces on his relationship with John McCain

David Smith recalls past conflicts between the Palestinians and the Israelis, and a special friend who kept him alive

David Smith recalls his relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton during his time working as a correspondent The White House

From Finchley Grammar to Jerusalem, Moscow, and Washington: David Smith recalls his lifelong association with Margaret Thatcher

David Smith recalls time spent with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia: the most murderous army of insurrection in Latin America’s modern history

David Smith recalls his association with Renato Curcio, the former leader of Italy’s ultra-left terrorist group the Red Brigades

From bonding over jokes about Jesuit teachers to becoming a persona non grata, David Smith recalls his relationship with Robert Mugabe

Following Carlos Menem’s recent passing, David Smith remembers his relationship with the bold and cunning politician

In July 2005 Donald Trump became my best, new friend