BA, New York University; studies at London School of Economics; MA, Johns Hopkins University. 1976-77, with US Congress; 1977-79, with Carter Administration; 1979-93, Financial Times; 1994-2003, Global Economics Correspondent, International Herald Tribune; 2003-05, World Economy Columnist, Wall Street Journal Europe; Anchor, Maastricht Italia, a European economic affairs talk show; Anchor, Global Economic Review, International Herald Tribune Television. Chairman, Fact Based Communications. Author of four best sellers, including: Agnelli: Fiat and the Network of Italian Power (1988); Spider's Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq (1993). Recipient of awards including: four British Press Awards; Medal of Honour, Italian Parliament.