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James Mortimer, Foreign and Commonwealth Office

James Mortimer is a communications specialist at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. He served as Deputy Head of Communications at the British Embassy in Kabul, he worked in the FCO press office, he was Press and Public Affairs officer at the PRT In Laskhar Gah in 2007. He has also worked at the UK Mission to the United Nations in New York, played a key role in the 2010 Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and ran security reform projects in Iraq.

The view from Helmand: provincial reconstruction in Afghanistan

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The UK presence in Afghanistan has been about more than just military action. Catriona Laing, Head of Mission of the Helmand Province Reconstruction Team, talked to James Mortimer about her experiences there. Q1. What is the Helmand Province Reconstruction Team …