Past event

Research Event

Blood on the Stone: Greed, Corruption and War in the Global Diamond Trade

Chatham House, London

Participants

Ian Smillie, Author

Overview

Ian Smillie will discuss his new book, Blood on the Stone, which tells the story of how diamonds came to be so dangerous, describing the great diamond cartel and a dangerous pipeline leading from war-torn Africa to the glittering showrooms of Paris, London and New York. Smillie will describe the campaign that forced an industry and more than 50 governments to create a global control mechanism, and will provide a prognosis on its future.