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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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'Getting it wrong could start a war': welcome to the age of digital diplomacy
  • calender icon August 13, 2017

  • user icon Nick Miller, The Sydney Morning Herald

Across the room, over the canapes, I spot a fascinating creature. There, in the wild (aka a function in central London attended by a bunch of diplo ...

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Our list of the top 10 expats living in the Arab world
  • calender icon July 31, 2017

  • user icon Step Feed

Expats who are contributing and devoting their lives to the progress of the region.   The negative light under which expats are put un ...

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In the digital age, anyone can be a diplomat. Increasingly, everyone will need to be
  • calender icon July 16, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

On the dangers of too much certainty and too little curiosity. It is that time of year when many in the West are heading towards the heat and m ...

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How the UAE can become a soft power superpower
  • calender icon July 4, 2017

  • user icon Tom Fletcher - published in The National

The UAE could build the first embassy of the future to match its dynamic creativity.   I’m in London for the launch of the soft ...

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REVIEW: Governance, Law & Ethics
  • calender icon July 4, 2017

  • user icon International Affairs Journal (Volume 93, Number 4), Chatham House

  Naked diplomacy: power and statecraft in the digital age. By Tom Fletcher. London:   William Collins. 2016. 310pp. Index. & ...

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