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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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Why do diplomats use this alien WhatsApp emoji for Vladimir Putin?
  • calender icon November 4, 2016

  • user icon The Guardian - Julian Borger, Jennifer Rankin & Kate Lyons

WhatsApp diplomacy is taking off as messaging app becomes vital tool for tactics, huddles, policy talk - and banter. When the world’s ...

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Interview with Tom Fletcher
  • calender icon November 4, 2016

  • user icon Nour Saleh, Art Breath

I wanted to start off by asking you what was the defining moment where you thought art and culture could be used as good tools for diplomacy? F ...

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Diplomatic envoy turns tutor at Abu Dhabi academy
  • calender icon October 8, 2016

  • user icon Nick Leech, The National

In Abu Dhabi’s downtown Al Markaziyah district, a few hundred metres separate the British embassy from the headquarters of the Emirates Diplo ...

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'Britain can be a global powerhouse for liberty, creativity, education and tolerance.'
  • calender icon September 28, 2016

  • user icon Tom Fletcher

Post-Brexit Britain as an international powerhouse for liberty, creativity and humanity. Leading effort to get 75m kids back to school can be c ...

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Syrian Children Must Not Pay Price of Failed Diplomacy
  • calender icon September 27, 2016

  • user icon Preethi Nallu, News Deeply

The former British ambassador to Lebanon and current director of the Global Business Coalition for Education discusses how to make sure the pledges ...

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