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A walk with the FT: London’s Hyde Park with Rory Stewart

Article first published in The Financial Times by Alec Marsh on 18 November 2016. Rory Stewart’s stride is long and distinctive. Not Ministry of Silly Walks distinctive, more of a purposeful lope – like a greyhound in the moments before determined acceleration. I hurry to keep up as he tells me his desired speed is […]

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RORY STEWART WALKS INTO HISTORY

Article first published in the Wall Street Journal by Alexandra Wolfe on 4 November 2016. In 2011, the British politician and diplomat Rory Stewart decided to walk the 73-mile length of Hadrian’s Wall, the nearly 2,000-year-old structure marking the northwest border of the Roman Empire, with his then 89-year-old father. Mr. Stewart’s goal was to […]

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FLORENCE OF ARABIA TAMED BY A TODDLER

Article first published in The Times by Oliver Thring on 9 October 2016. In November 2014 Rory Stewart delivered his son on his bathroom floor after his wife went into labour unexpectedly. Nine months later the Tory MP, author and former adventurer held his 93-year-old father as he died. Guided by paramedics on the phone, […]

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ONE NATION RORY

Article first published in The House by Jon Ashmore on 8 January 2016. Rory Stewart has certainly not had the easiest of times lately. While the rest of us were tucking into turkey, the Environment Minister was crossing the country helping co-ordinate the response to the massive floods in Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. We meet […]

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THE HOUSE OF STEWART

Article first published on Politics Home by Paul Waugh on 6 November 2014. He has, famously, been a deputy governor of an Iraqi province, an adviser to the Obama administration and part-time tutor to Princes William and Harry. He walked thousands of miles across Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran, worked with the UN in Bosnia and […]

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Rory Stewart interview: Britain’s strategic gap

Article first published in Prospect Magazine by Jay Elwes on 18 September 2014. “It was very striking when the Russia crisis broke out for example that there were only two people left [in the Defence Intelligence unit] working on Russia.” “There was no Crimea desk officer,” in the service, which provides strategic defence intelligence to […]

Rory’s interview with The New Republic

Article first published in The New Republic by Alex Palmer on 10 September 2014. There’s a moment toward the end of The Places in Between, the book that established Rory Stewart as a celebrity intellectual, when he happens upon a frozen lake. Places chronicles Stewart’s solo trek across war-torn Afghanistan in 2002, and in this passage, he arrives on […]