Con Coughlin is one of Britain’s leading journalists and an international best-selling author. He is The Daily Telegraph’s Executive Defence and Foreign Affairs Editor, and is regarded as a leading expert on global conflict, international security and the Middle East.
His latest book, “Assad: The Triumph of Tyranny”, is published by Macmillan. As well as writing for the Telegraph, he writes regularly for a number of other publications, including the Wall Street Journal and The Spectator. Con has extensive broadcast experience in America and Britain.
Born in London in 1955, Con was educated at Christ’s Hospital school, Horsham and Brasenose College Oxford, where he studied modern history under the renowned historian Simon Schama. After joining the Telegraph group in 1980, Con worked as a foreign correspondent for 20 years in the Beirut, Jerusalem, New York and Washington bureaus and received numerous commendations for his work. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the War Studies Department, King’s College, London.”