Diplomacy: Theory and Practice, 6th ed.  –  Online updating pages

Chapter 1: The Foreign Ministry

p. 14, Box 1.5: For confirmation of the widely predicted disaster of the Foreign Office’s takeover of its sister development aid ministry, detailed in this box, see the piece by Durrant and Urban below, together with the comment on it by The Guardian‘s Diplomatic editor, Patrick Wintour.

Further reading

Durrant, Tim and Jordan Urban, ‘How should the Foreign Office change now?’ Institute for Government, London, 28 July 2022

Hocking, Brian and David Spence (eds), Foreign Ministries in the European Union (Palgrave Macmillan: 2002)

Lequesne, Christian (ed), The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, vol. 15, 2020, ‘Ministries of Foreign Affairs: Institutional Responses to Complexity Diplomacy’. Special issue edited by Christian Lequesne. [With thanks to Dominic Steiger for alerting me to this.]

Steiner, Zara (ed), The Times Survey of Foreign Ministries of the World (Times Books: 1982)

Wintour, Patrick, ‘Foreign Office under Liz Truss has failed to regain global footing, report finds. [Highly respected, independent] Institute for Government says morale low, expertise on Russia lacking, and merger with DfID has not worked’ [Well, there’s a surprise.], The Guardian, 28 July 2022