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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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How to become a good ancestor
  • calender icon January 28, 2022

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, The National

After a nuclear crisis in Fukushima, 200 Japanese pensioners volunteered to face the dangers of radiation instead of the young. The cancer could ta ...

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UK government must act now to save millions of lives in Afghanistan
  • calender icon January 23, 2022

  • user icon The Guardian

Former defence, national security and foreign policy experts lay out five outcomes that the international community should be working towards to av ...

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E-International Relations Interview
  • calender icon November 29, 2021

  • user icon Vaishnav Rajkumar

Where do you see the most exciting research and debates happening in your field?    I think, at the moment, they are centred arou ...

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William Collins scoops 'practical manifesto' for humanity
  • calender icon November 23, 2021

  • user icon Sian Bayley, The Bookseller

William Collins has scooped a "practical manifesto to equip humanity for a changing global landscape" from former diplomat Tom Fletcher. ...

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Digital Diplomacy 4.0: Return of the Jedi?
  • calender icon November 4, 2021

  • user icon Tom Fletcher, Tech Crunch

As British ambassador to Lebanon, Tom Fletcher was one of the first ambassadors to “go digital.” Ten years on, he reflects on what the ...