Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law, Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law, and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International Law. His work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority, including the rules and institutions of global governance, state-building and post-conflict reconstruction, and the changing role of intelligence agencies. This is his fourteenth book.
David Malone is a television producer who has created dozens of popular shows. He was appointed as a BBC producer at the age of 24 and since then has worked between Channel 4, RT , BBC and Channel Five, producing documentaries, undercover crime investigations and the world's longest-running chat show, The Late Late Show. He lives in Dublin with his wife and has three grown-up daughters.