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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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9 Twitter Influencers From the Gulf Region You Should Follow
  • calender icon September 26, 2016

  • user icon Tamara Luzajic

Listed at No.9: Tom Fletcher (@TFletcher) If you are addicted to news, Tom Fletcher is your man. The former ambassador, boxer and writ ...

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Management Today: Don't mistake Brexit as a vote for isolationism
  • calender icon September 12, 2016

  • user icon Tom Fletcher

Denial, despair and drift are not an option. We must now get back to work. More than three months on, many Brits remain shocked at the referend ...

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REVIEW: Our Man On Twitter
  • calender icon September 5, 2016

  • user icon Clovis Meath Baker, Standpoint (September 2016 Edition)

Diplomacy used to be so straightforward. A British ambassador’s job was to cultivate close relations with the ruling elite of the country to ...

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Diplomats urged to ‘open up’ and tweet more
  • calender icon August 29, 2016

  • user icon Ruadhán Mac Cormaic, Foreign Affairs Correspondent, Irish Times

Author of ‘Naked Diplomacy’ says foreign ministries should do more to explain their work.  “For two years we have not he ...

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REVIEW: Diplomacy in the digital age – blogs, tweets but no nudity
  • calender icon August 18, 2016

  • user icon Dan Mulhall, Ireland's Ambassador to Britain - Irish Times

Dan Mulhall reflects on Tom Fletcher’s Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age and how Irish diplomacy has evolved in his 35 ...

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