Tag Archives: Tony Blair

Mark Collins – The 2003 Iraq Invasion and the Decline of the UK Foreign Office

19 Sep

Further to this post (note second comment), UK Internal Diplomacy Pre-Iraq Invasion 2003 a letter at the London Review of Books: Failures at the Foreign Office I was employed by the Foreign and Com…

Source: Mark Collins – The 2003 Iraq Invasion and the Decline of the UK Foreign Office

Mark Collins – UK Internal Diplomacy Pre-Iraq Invasion 2003

3 Aug

A delightful post by erstwhile British ambassador Charles Crawford on inside bureaucratic workings (and the communications technology and procedures of that time long ago): Iraq: FCO Slapstick H/t …

Source: Mark Collins – UK Internal Diplomacy Pre-Iraq Invasion 2003

Mark Collins – Chilcot Report: Iraq, Saddam and Tony and George

7 Jul

Erstwhile UK ambassador Charles Crawford writes a very interesting post on the conduct of diplomacy at the highest level between a little brother and a big brother (trying to play Athens to Rome on…

Source: Mark Collins – Chilcot Report: Iraq, Saddam and Tony and George

Mark Collins – Tony Blair, or, the Mendacious (maybe not?) Eel, Part 2

7 Mar

Further to this post, this book review at The Economist seems rather unable, the title aside, in fact to make up its mind about the merit or otherwise of the erstwhile New Labour prime minister: A …

Source: Mark Collins – Tony Blair, or, the Mendacious (maybe not?) Eel, Part 2

Mark Collins – Tony Blair, or, the Mendacious Eel

24 Sep

Source: Mark Collins – Tony Blair, or, the Mendacious Eel