Paul Bergne

Paul Bergne teaches and researches the history and politics of Central Asia at St Antony's College, Oxford. In 2001 he was the personal representative of the UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in Afghanistan. Before that he served for nearly forty years as a British diplomat and his last overseas posting was as ambassador to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. He has travelled widely in the South Caucasus and Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union, and in Afghanistan.