Nick Childs is currently one of the BBC's World Affairs Correspondents covering a range of international, diplomatic, and security issues from London and on assignments around the world. Previously, he was the BBC's "inaugural" Pentagon Correspondent from 2002 to 2005. He has accumulated much experience of working with and reporting on the armed forces of various countries. Among the international stories he has covered extensively are Israel and the Palestinians, Afghanistan, the Balkans, Sierra Leone, and Iraq. Previously he was a reporter for BBC World TV and, before that, Defence and British Affairs Analyst for BBC World Service radio. He also worked briefly as a reporter for Jane's Defence Weekly magazine, and has contributed to various journals on defence and international relations issues. He graduated in 1982 with a joint honours degree in Modern History and Economics from St Catherine's College, Oxford.