Britain has always been good at projecting its values to the world. It's going to need that soft power once it leaves the EU.
Intelligence agencies must be incorruptible and 'speak truth to power' to be of any benefit to policymakers and the communities they serve.
With its first ever recruitment advert, MI6 is reaching out to women and minority groups. But like their fictional counterparts, will they still end up doing desk work?
If we're keeping him, it's time to reinvent James Bond for the digital post-Weinstein age.
Anyone who thinks that Bond women can't fight back have not been watching closely enough.
Changing sexual mores can be tracked by watching the way 007 flirts with Moneypenny and the way she reacts.
It is easy to forget that the James Bond franchise is firmly set in the world of work. Bond's evolution reflects changing attitudes to the workplace.
The tensions between North Korea and the US over its long range ballistic missile programme echo a well-known James Bond plot.
Few actors have combined real charm, self-deprecation and dash in the way Moore always did.
Why are we so desperate to cling on to the heterosexist, misogynistic, and racist character?
Do these tumultuous times also mean the end of Bond as we know it?
The Olympic Games are a theatre — sometimes farce, sometimes tragedy, reality TV, morality play or soap opera — where geopolitical, social and technological dramas are played out.
It's time for a new Bond – what about a woman? Two academics debate the cultural implications of changing the spy's gender.
Spectre is a return to form for the series, and the best of the Daniel Craig films, tying together the legend with a narrative that incorporates and develops the past 50-plus years of Bond.
Sam Smith's Writing's on the Wall confronts the last taboo of the canon: Bond's hypermasculinity.
James Bond and his ilk are out-dated. Better understanding and sharing of data will save more lives than spies.
Every Bond film since the 1970s has promised to revolutionise the Bond girl and bring something new to the table. They haven't yet.
In a world where the gadgets have taken over, Bond feels somewhat antiquated but he is inevitably privileged by the demands of cinema.
Bond's nemeses usually want to destroy the planet but this one might help save it.
Anthony Horowitz's comments about the actor recall many euphemisms used to put Black people down.