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Perceptions, Power and Politics 


... Londonstani

Londonstani (above) is my alter ego. The name is lifted not from the 2006 novel, as people first assume, but from Melanie Phillip's tirade published the same year. 

I started out working for Reuters as a Middle East correspondent, reporting on politics, conflict and economics. I went on to present and produce documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4. 

As a consultant I've worked for businesses, the aid sector and the British government. Most recently, I was a Foreign Office advisor to the Syrian opposition.