My name is Daniel Williams. and I was a newspaper correspondent who did time in China, Southeast Asia, Central America, Mexico, the Middle East, Europea nd Africa. Wars I covered wars which went from being episodic to non-stop.
The newspapers I worked for that at one time or another got into financial trouble were: The Miami News (defunct), The Miami Herald (hanging on), Los Angeles Times (later found a Sugar Daddy?) and the Washington Post (found a big Sugar Daddy). I worked at Bloomberg News, which was great if you needed to know that cocoa prices went up in the morning and down in the afternoon. I also labored for Human Rights Watch as a senior researcher and learned to dig deeper than I had ever before.
This blog is designed to fill gaps, give background and look at what’s next. I will do as much on the ground as possible.
Sometimes it’s about war of the possibilities thereof. So, the name of the site comes from a 1935 Esquire Magazine article by Ernest Hemingway called “Notes on the Next War,” in which he predicted the coming conflagration in Europe, tells why it would happen and warned Americans to stay out.
I wrote a book on Christian persecution in the Middle East, published by O/R Books. It is called “Forsaken,” for a reason.