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On Her Majesty's Service - in a new way
  • calender icon August 25, 2015

  • user icon Matthew Teller, BBC News

The outgoing British ambassador to Lebanon hates the image of diplomats as stuck-up champagne-drinking mandarins, and goes out of his way to prove ...

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How to step down as an ambassador – with style
  • calender icon August 13, 2015

  • user icon Christopher Meyer, The Telegraph

That sound you hear is the massed ranks of long-departed British ambassadors turning in their graves. Some of us, alive but retired, have had to re ...

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Four things we have learnt about the world in the past 12 months
  • calender icon December 28, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

Diplomats hate making predictions. This is partly because we hate to be wrong. It is partly because we don’t know as much as we pretend to. I ...

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Still searching for a present? CPI’s 2017 gift guide can help…
  • calender icon December 9, 2017

  • user icon Centre for Public Impact

Find Tom's recommendations below: I’m confident that the book of 2018 will be New Power: How It’s Changing The 21st Century &nd ...

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The four factors that make a city a magnet for the world
  • calender icon November 20, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

I have just been to Paris and London, two of the most magnetic cities in the world. Hemingway said that Paris is everyone’s second city and i ...

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How we can beat the robot invasion
  • calender icon October 29, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

Our world is changing fast, writes Tom Fletcher, but all is not lost in the race to automation.   The statistics are pretty frightenin ...

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The UN must innovate with urgency ... or face a slow slide into decline
  • calender icon October 9, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

We need to marshal the best instincts of humanity against the worst, writes Tom Fletcher.   I was in New York last month to re ...

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