Driven by the simple adage that the public should be well-informed about both world events and the complexities and histories by which these events have been formed, Mark Huband’s career as an award-winning journalist took him from the killing fields of Rwanda to Washington’s corridors of power, from the prison cells of Guantánamo Bay to the safe-houses of global intelligence services. Always determined to be a reporter and not a judge, his exceptional experience was marked by a readiness to listen to the stories of the people who were the story, to explain events from their perspectives, and to provide his readers with the information which would help them make up their own minds about what was taking place.