Writer: Sir Simon Fraser

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G7 summit: the challenges to Western unity 

The G7 Leaders’ Summit is taking place on 19 – 21 May in Hiroshima, Japan. Economic security and combating economic coercion will be the dominant themes, driven by the US as they push allies to curb dependencies on China.   Opposition to Russia and support for Ukraine will be the other main theme. Leaders will discuss a […]
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19 May, 2023

Flint Briefing Call: What does 2023 hold for Ukraine?

Managing Partner Simon Fraser is joined by guest speaker Sir Lawrence Freedman (Emeritus Professor of War Studies, King's College London) alongside Flint Specialist Partner Sir Julian King (UK EU Commissioner 2016-19) and Partner Sam Lowe (expert in UK and EU trade policy) to take stock of where things stand and discuss how the conflict in Ukraine may evolve in its second year. You […]
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16 Feb, 2023

Geopolitics in 2023: a transition year 

2023 looks set to be a transition year for geopolitics. Developments this year will shape the political debate ahead of major electoral events in 2024: the US, Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan will face presidential elections, the UK will in all likelihood hold a General Election, and the EU will hold the European parliament elections. 2023 […]
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27 Jan, 2023

How can business navigate geopolitics?

The last few months have been a whirlwind. With so many moving parts in global politics and economics it is hard to understand, let alone anticipate, events. Back to the future It’s been clear for some time that we have entered a new phase of geopolitics, though we don’t yet have a name for it. […]
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07 Nov, 2022

The Flint Podcast - Ukraine: war and sanctions - the implications for business

 Our latest podcast is out! The situation in Ukraine is unfolding rapidly. Listen to Simon Fraser, Julian King, Gregor Kreuzhuber and Sam Lowe discuss what the implications of the war and sanctions will be for business: The Flint Podcast.
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26 Feb, 2022

The Flint Podcast - A fracturing world? Geopolitics in 2022

We enter 2022 amid great international uncertainty. Covid may be in retreat in the developed world, but not across the globe. High debt and inflation will make delivering on climate promises hard. Serious political and military tension has flared between Russia and the West over Ukraine. The China/US standoff persists. America is divided and Biden […]
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11 Feb, 2022

The Flint Podcast - COP26: What Happened – What Next?

In the aftermath of the final deal at COP26 our experts provide analysis of the deal itself, as well as what it means for the domestic and international agenda on climate change in the months and years ahead. Flint Partner Kiran Horwich chairs a discussion between Flint Partner Josh Buckland (Former adviser to the Business Secretary on energy and […]
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23 Nov, 2021

Will the UK’s Integrated Review of foreign policy really make a difference?

The Integrated Review was billed as a radical overhaul of British foreign and security policy after Brexit. There are some important innovations, but much of it is sensible repackaging or reprioritisation of current policy in response to the acceleration of existing trends. Some hyperbole was inevitable; Britain is to be a “science superpower”, a “soft […]
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09 Apr, 2021

Climate in 2021: tidal wave or tide turning?

With the landmark climate summit COP26 happening in November, climate action at a domestic and international level is set to accelerate materially in 2021. Government is developing a series of major changes to the financial, policy and regulatory environment to drive down emissions across the entire economy and show global climate leadership.    The stage is […]
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22 Feb, 2021

Flint News & Flint in the Media

Simon Fraser appears on CNN

Managing Partner Simon Fraser discusses the UK government reshuffle with Isa Soares, including Suella Braverman’s departure and David Cameron’s return.
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17 Nov, 2023

Simon Fraser appears on BBC Context

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20 Sep, 2023

Simon Fraser on LBC radio

Co-founder and managing partner Simon Fraser appeared on LBC radio.
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11 Sep, 2023

Simon Fraser writes in the Financial Times

“In the great power competition between the US and China the weapons of choice are economic”. Flint managing partner Simon Fraser explains in the Financial Times why business deserves deeper insight from government on security threats.
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21 Aug, 2023

Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser on LBC Radio

Listen to Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser, former head of the Foreign Office, discussing the situation in #Ukraine, the risks of military intervention, and longer term consequences with @ShelaghFogarty on LBC radio on 27th June. [1:06.00]
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09 Jun, 2023

Sir Simon Fraser on The Week in Westminster on BBC Radio 4

Sir Simon Fraser speaks with George Parker on the difficult situation in Sudan.“There is a crisis centre in the foreign office and it brings together people from across the whole government - MOD, the Foreign Office, the police and others - working in one room around the clock. But again, you’re dealing with difficult circumstances […]
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03 May, 2023

Sir Simon Fraser on BBC News The Context

Managing Partner Simon Fraser appeared on BBC News The Context on 26 April where he spoke about Ukraine’s expected counteroffensive against Russia and the importance of maintaining Western support for Ukraine. Watch from minute 34:23 until 42:12.
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27 Apr, 2023

Sir Simon Fraser on BBC News The Context

Managing Partner Simon Fraser appeared on BBC News The Context on 26 April to discuss the situation in Sudan and the difficult decisions involved in crisis management.  Watch the segment on Sudan from minute 14 and Simon's response from minute 18:47.
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27 Apr, 2023

Sir Simon Fraser on LBC Radio

Listen here to Flint Managing Partner Sir Simon Fraser, former head of the UK Foreign Office, discussing the difficult decisions involved in crisis management in #Sudan with Shelagh Fogarty on LBC radio on Tuesday 24th April.
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26 Apr, 2023

Sir Simon Fraser on Times Radio

Managing Partner Sir Simon Fraser and former head of the UK Foreign Office on Times Radio discusses the complexities of the evacuation process in Sudan. Listen from 2:07:59 for the segment on Sudan and from 2:11:21 until 2:19:42 to hear Sir Simon's response.
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25 Apr, 2023

Sir Simon Fraser on BBC Newscast

Managing Partner Sir Simon Fraser and former head of the UK Foreign Office discussed on BBC Newscast the difficult decisions involved in crisis management in Sudan.
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25 Apr, 2023

Simon Fraser quoted in the New York Times

Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser cited in the New York Times on the blossoming political relationship between Johnson and Zelensky.
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15 Mar, 2022

Simon Fraser on Times Radio

Listen to Managing Partner, Simon Fraser discussing with Cathy Newman and whether we can hope for a diplomatic solution.
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15 Mar, 2022

Simon Fraser on Sky News - The Great Debate

Watch Managing Partner Simon Fraser discussing “Is Britain Still a Global Power?” (actually it’s more about #Ukraine on @skynews The Great Debate.
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15 Mar, 2022

Simon Fraser - Bloomberg Radio

Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser spoke to Bloomberg Westminster's caroline Hepker on the War in Europe: Ukraine Special podcast.
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14 Mar, 2022

Simon Fraser on Sky News

Watch Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser discussing the #Ukraine situation on @SkyNews with Trevor Phillips.
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14 Mar, 2022

Simon Fraser quoted in The New York Times

Flint Managing Partner, Sir Simon Fraser quoted in the New York Times about the Jersey fishing rights dispute. “This is the kind of old-fashioned dispute that the European Union was created to prevent...When you leave the European Union, you risk reopening them.”
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11 May, 2021

Simon Fraser on Sky News

Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser talked to Sky News on the Jersey fishing rights dispute: “I thought the temperature of discussions on post Brexit disagreements was getting better and difficulties were being addressed. This shows that there are still many unresolved issues, particularly in fisheries. For fishing communities Brexit is lose, lose on both sides. It is the […]
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11 May, 2021

Simon Fraser on TRT World Roundtable

Flint Managing Partner Simon Fraser talked to Shiulie Ghosh on TRT World Roundtable yesterday about the UK Integrated Review of foreign policy.  “This review is a credible attempt at starting to define Global Britain. There is a lot of interesting thinking in it. The idea of integrating domestic and international policy, and bringing science and technology closer […]
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26 Mar, 2021

Flint’s Managing Partner Sir Simon Fraser has been appointed on the UK board of the International Chamber of Commerce

We are pleased to announce that Flint’s Managing Partner, Sir Simon Fraser, has been appointed to the UK board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) along with Baroness Gabrielle Bertin, Vindi Banga and Harry Matovu. Read the full article here.
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18 Mar, 2021

Flint’s Managing Partner Sir Simon Fraser has been appointed on the UK board of the International Chamber of Commerce

We are pleased to announce that Flint’s Managing Partner, Sir Simon Fraser, has been appointed to the UK board of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) along with Baroness Gabrielle Bertin, Vindi Banga and Harry Matovu. Announcing these appointments, the ICC said they demonstrate their appetite to shape the trade agenda as a lead organisation […]
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18 Mar, 2021

We celebrate International Women's Day by interviewing the Women at Flint founder

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we interviewed Roos van Gent, a Consultant in Flint’s London office, who leads the Women at Flint network. The network was set-up in January 2020 and aims to make Flint an inclusive and good place to work for everyone. When did you launch Women at Flint and what prompted you […]
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08 Mar, 2021

Simon Fraser on Times Radio

Flint Managing Partner, Simon Fraser talked to Times Radio breakfast about how the entire Indian delegation in the UK for the G7 talks had to self-isolate after two Covid cases were detected.
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