Sun, 16 August 2015
Carne Ross is the founder of a fascinating firm called Independent Diplomat, a non-profit that provides diplomatic services to marginalized groups around the world. He was a long serving member of the British foreign service, mostly covering the middle east and Iraq before he resigned in 2004 after giving secret testimony to a British inquiry investigating the botched intelligence about Iraq's WMD program.
His testimony was rather damning, earning him quite a few enemies in the British government. That incident made Carne a public figure.
In this episode, Carne Ross discusses his long career in the foreign service, over which the author Salman Rushdie has a rather unique influence for reasons you will see!