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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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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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Is this the man who could stand up to Trump?
  • calender icon September 13, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, Prospect

UN Secretary General António Guterres is everything the American president is not. But is he ready to lead?   “The city t ...

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What great leaders can teach us about the art of making a deal
  • calender icon September 10, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

There are six lessons we can all learn from the best negotiators, writes Tom Fletcher. The new school term is finally underway, with its usual ...

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REVIEW: The Naked Diplomat
  • calender icon September 1, 2017

  • user icon Matthew Mercer, Centre for Public Impact

To read The Naked Diplomat is to experience a mixture of enjoyment, fascination and regret.    Enjoyment and fascination speak fo ...

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You want the truth? You can handle the truth
  • calender icon August 24, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

Every year the Oxford Dictionary picks a word of the year. In 2016, adulting fought it out for the top spot with chatbot and alt-right. I reckon th ...

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