Christopher Woolf

Christopher Woolf

News Editor
I've been fascinated by the outside world since I can remember. Even as a kid, growing up in the UK, I remember being enthralled by pictures on the nightly news from the war in Vietnam. As a teenager I served as a part-time infantry soldier in Britain's Territorial Army. At college I specialized in international relations. I've worked in global news since 1986 when I joined the BBC World Service. I've reported for the BBC from places like Afghanistan and southern Africa. I like working for ‘The World’ because of the satisfaction I get from bringing international news to new audiences. 

Recent Stories

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There were Indian troops at Dunkirk, too

The new "Dunkirk" movie may be a hit, but there's a minor stink in Britain and India that the Indian troops have been whitewashed out of the movie. The World fact-checks whether they were indeed there, and discusses why it’s important to move beyond the traditional Western perceptions of World War II.

Conflict

The case for Trump negotiating with North Korea

North Korea's test of an intercontinental missile is a significant threshold. It can now strike US soil. There's no indication that North Korea intends to do so. But it is a challenge to the Trump administration. How should the US respond?

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How Russian meddling impacted the American Revolution

Foreign help was critical to the success of the American Revolution. Many people know about the important roles played by France and Spain. But less well-known is the indirect help the US got from Russia. On this July 4, we explore how Russia accidentally helped the American fight for independence.

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