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OCT 24, 2013 - The Guardian

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Tony Blair: 'I am good at absorbing others' pain'

In foreword to new Alastair Campbell book, former PM ascribes his success as conflict mediator to empathy skillsTony Blair attributes his success as a conflict mediator to his ability to absorb the "sense of pain" felt by participants and his skill in transmitting raw emotions from one side to the other.The former prime minister says mediators can only bring opponents together if they can understand their suffering on an "empathetic level".Blair was appointed in 2007 as envoy for the Middle East Quartet of the US, EU, UN and Russia – which aims to mediate a peace process in the ... Read More

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