Iain King

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King (centre) speaking in Afghanistan, 2009
King (centre) in Afghanistan, 2009

Iain Benjamin King CBE is a British writer. King was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2013 Birthday Honours, for services to governance in Libya, Afghanistan and Kosovo.[1][2]

In Kosovo he held a senior political role in UNMIK, about which he co-authored a book in 2006.[3] These book called Peace at Any Price.

In his 2008 book, How to Make Good Decisions and Be Right All the Time: Solving the Riddle of Right and Wrong, King develops a methodology for moral decision-making.[4] King qualifies his system as quasi-utilitarian.[5]

Secrets of the Last Nazi, based on extensive research of the Nazi era, is King's debut novel.[6] The Sun wrote: "A brilliant but unconventional academic races shadowy agents, a deranged killer and power-mad priests to expose a vast conspiracy."[7]

Also wrote Last Prophecy of Rome and Making Peace in War.



  1. ^ "Queen's birthday honours list 2013: GCB, DBE and CBE" in The Guardian. 15 June 2013. Archived 21 July 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Birthday Honours lists 2013" at gov.uk Archived 3 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Oisín Tansey. Review of Peace at Any Price: How the World Failed Kosovo by Iain King, Whit Mason in International Journal, Vol. 62, No. 3, "What Kind of Security? Afghanistan and Beyond" (Summer, 2007), pp. 717-720.
  4. ^ Geoff Crocker. An Enlightened Philosophy: Can an Atheist Believe Anything? John Hunt Publishing, 2011. ISBN 978-1846944246 pp. 85–86
  5. ^ How to Make Good Decisions… a 62 Point Summary at iainbking.com
  6. ^ "Bookouture snaps up Nazi conspiracy thriller". The Bookseller. Retrieved 9 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Tom Wright. Review in The Sun. 16 July 2015, p. 54. Accessed 24 August 2015.

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