In this episode, Mark Leonard welcomes Catherine Ashton – the European Union’s first excessive consultant for international affairs and safety coverage and the primary feminine EU commissioner for commerce – to speak about her new e book “And Then What? Inside Stories of twenty first Century Diplomacy”. As a seasoned mediator, Ashton performed a vital position in negotiating the ‘Brussels settlement’ between Serbia and Kosovo in 2013 and the Joint Plan of Action with Iran the identical 12 months. But what’s her outlook on diplomacy at this time? How can diplomats lay the groundwork for achievement? Concerning Ukraine, what are the probabilities for diplomacy underneath such tough international situations? And what position ought to the United Kingdom play in future European and worldwide relations?