Finian Cunningham is an award-winning journalist who has written extensively on international affairs. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Chemistry and worked as scientific editor for the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cambridge, before entering a career in news. Over 20 years he edited and wrote for major news media organizations, including The Mirror, Irish Times and Irish Independent. Now a freelance commenter based in East Africa, his columns appear on RT, Sputnik & Strategic Culture Foundation. He is the winner of the Serena Shim Award for Uncompromising Integrity in Journalism (2019).