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Paul Monk

Paul Monk ( was head of the China desk in the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) in 1994-95 and is the author of Thunder From the Silent Zone: Rethinking China (Scribe, 2005) and Dictators and Dangerous Ideas: Uncensored Reflections in an Era of Turmoil (Echo Books, 2018) among other books.

Articles by Paul Monk (2)

  • Desmond Ball: 1947-2016

    As with many of those who die of cancer, the death of Desmond Ball this week did not come as a surprise to those who knew him. He had been ill for quite some time. Still, when it occurs, the death of someone we have known and esteemed always gives us pause.