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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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Abu Dhabi students discover diplomacy in the digital age
  • calender icon February 9, 2020

  • user icon Caline Malek, Arab Weekly

Students offered innovative ideas, such as using blockchain as an anti-corruption tool, harnessing artificial intelligence and virtual reality to e ...

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Former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark on how to achieve world peace
  • calender icon January 24, 2020

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

Helen Clark, head of the UN Development Programme, tells us what needs to be done to create a more peaceful world in 2020.   Former Ne ...

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In the 2020s, abnormal will remain the new normal
  • calender icon December 27, 2019

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The Globe and Mail

If there is one thing that sensible diplomats have learned over the centuries, it is not to make predictions.   But here is one anyway ...

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Letter: Three ‘Ds’ of our foreign policy are greater than the sum of their parts
  • calender icon December 12, 2019

  • user icon Prof Melissa Leach and Tom Fletcher, Financial Times

Britain is at a crossroads in our relationship with the rest of the world and, whatever happens next on Brexit, we will need all the international ...

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Soft power is about attraction rather than coercion
  • calender icon October 27, 2019

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

Every autumn, diplomacy geeks look forward to the annual Soft Power 30 report, which goes one step further than the Organisation for Economic Co-op ...