Notes from the field

Our work takes us all over the world. Here we share some of our more personal perspectives on some of the destinations we have visited, filed on location.


Steppe change

There’s a sense of youthful excitement about Ulaanbaatar. Propelled by a boom in the mining sector, Mongolia’s capital is growing rapidly, noisily and, in some respects, uncontrollably. more >

Déjà vu in Malta

Fascinating to be back on the ground in Malta, almost 10 years since leaving the country. I was posted here as a diplomat in the late 1990s, in the run up to Malta’s EU accession and the re-establishment of British diplomatic relations with Libya. A decade later, and I am struck by the parallels. more >

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