The Blair administration's pursuit of a lasting settlement in Northern Ireland stands out as one of the great achievements in modern British politics. Even after the initial moves towards a peace, there was every chance that long-nursed grievances would break out again into paramilitary extremism. That they did not is a lasting monument to the determination and guile of many of those involved.
As the government's key negotiator, Jonathan Powell is uniquely qualified to give the definitive account of the end of the Troubles. Download and start listening now!