About this author
Paul Brummell is a career diplomat, who joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 1987. He has served in Islamabad and Rome, and as British Ambassador to Turkmenistan from 2002 to 2005. He is currently British Ambassador to Kazakhstan, and concurrently non-resident Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan. He was shortlisted for the 1999 Shiva Naipaul Memorial Prize for an article on the San Remo Song Festival. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs. He has also written Turkmenistan: The Bradt Travel Guide.