Boško Jakšić was born in Belgrade where he graduated from the Faculty of Economics. He joined the daily Politika in 1972, soon moving to the foreign desk. He has traveled extensively around the world, reporting on and interviewing prominent figures including Lech Wałęsa, Indira Gandhi, Yasser Arafat and Abdullah Gül. As a war correspondent he has covered the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He spent one year in Washington D.C. with The Washington Post as an Alfred Friendly fellow. He was based in Cairo as Middle East correspondent for five years and spent four years in Rome, Italy. He has been foreign editor and Editor-in-Chief and is now Politika’s foreign editor and a senior columnist covering foreign and domestic affairs. Boško is a regular contributor to the BBC, Radio Free Europe, Al-Jazeera and various Serbian radio and TV stations, and is also a member of the Council of Serbia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the European Movement in Serbia.