Matthew Fisher is a veteran international affairs columnist and Canada’s longest serving foreign correspondent. He has lived and worked abroad for 34 years in Europe, the Middle East, the Far East and, more recently, Afghanistan. His assignments have taken him to 162 countries, all U.S. states, Canadian provinces and territories, above the North Pole and to an iceberg over the Magnetic North Pole. During his travels he has been an eyewitness to 19 wars and conflicts.