Dan Plesch is director of the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at the
School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London; visiting senior research
fellow at Keele University; and senior associate of the Foreign Policy Centre. He is
the author of The Beauty Queen’s Guide to World Peace (Politicos, 2004);his latest
book, America, Hitler and the UN: How the Allies Won World War II and Forged a
Peace will be published in autumn 2010.