Kit Gillet is a freelance journalist currently based in Bucharest. His work appears regularly in the international press, for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Monocle, The Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and CNN.
Book Reviews

Book review: Travels in a Dervish Cloak

When Isambard Wilkinson sets off to become the Telegraph’s Islamabad correspondent in 2006 the War on Terror was in full swing and Pakistan was caught up in the new, post-9/11 world.

Book review: how Myanmar squandered its promise of peace and prosperity after the end of military rule

Since the junta made way for democratic rule in 2011, deadly outbreaks of violence between Buddhists and Muslims have scarred the country. Francis Wade creates an impressively detailed picture of the tensions inside Myanmar.

Book review: Ghosts of the Tsunami, by Richard Lloyd Parry

Ghosts of the Tsunami’s heart-wrenching look at Japan tragedy from survivors’ view leaves a lasting impression

Book review: The Souls of China: The Return of Religion After Mao

Return of religion to China since the death of Mao documented in new book

Book review: The Lost City of the Monkey God

Part Indiana Jones, part David Attenborough, The Lost City of the Monkey God is a gripping tale of the hunt for a lost city.

Book review: A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA

Joshua Kurlantzick’s engaging new history says the secret war in Southeast Asia was the beginning of the modern CIA – no longer merely an intelligence-gathering agency

Book review: China, US bound by suspicion and hope

John Pomfret’s history of the friends-to-allies-to-enemies-and-back-again relationship between China and America is a masterful account of the ties that have shaped the foremost powers in the world today

In Europe’s Shadow, by Robert Kaplan

Kaplan revisits Romania, the “master key” for Balkans

The Butcher’s Trail, by Julian Borger

The Butcher’s Trail - a defining account of the manhunt for Balkan war criminals

Europe’s Orphan, by Martin Sandbu

How the euro became a scapegoat for Europe's policy ills

Elephant Complex, by John Gimlette

Elephant Complex: Travels in Sri Lanka delves into the rich history of the island nation, describing Sri Lanka's varied past of kingdoms, colonialism and conflict

Hunting with Eagles: In the Realm of the Mongolian Kazakhs, by Palani Mohan

In the Altai Mountains of western Mongolia, small groups of ethnic Kazakh nomadic herders exist in a world far removed from the modern one we know today