Bridget Kendall is BBC Diplomatic Correspondent, covering major international developments, with a particular interest in Russia. She is also host of The Forum, the flagship ideas programme for the BBC World Service. Her awards include the James Cameron Award for distinguished journalism, and an MBE from the Queen. She was educated at Harvard and Moscow, as well as Oxford, where she is now Honorary Fellow of St Antony’s college. She is a Trustee of Asia House and visiting professor of Journalism at Lincoln University.