THE SEVEN ROUTES IN FRONT OF TRUMP

Author: Keith Olbermann

There are seven routes in front of Trump. Each, inevitably, ends in his impeachment or resignation.

LOBBYING ETHICS GUIDELINES

1. Lobbyist-Client Relationships

a) In connection with lobbyists, client (s) should investigate and evaluate their ethical history in the practice of lobbying. A client should not knowingly contract with a lobbyist or firm they discover to have acted unethically, without first frankly discussing this history with the lobbyists and evaluating their response.

THE CASE OF CRIMINAL VERSUS NON-CRIMINAL COLLUSION

Collusion is not itself a crime. Many people hear “collusion” and think about something akin to the legal concept of “conspiracy,” which is when two or more people agree to commit an illegal act. But there can be collusion that doesn’t involve law-breaking.

THE EU PUBLIC AFFAIRS AWARDS (2017)

The EU Public Affairs Awards are a joint venture between Government Knowledge, Public Relations Communications Association and Zetter’s Political Services. For the European Public Awards – or EuroPAwards – additional support is provided by the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO), The European Centre for Public Affairs (ECPA), Society of European Affairs Professionals (SEAP) and The European Public Affairs Consultancies’ Association (EPACA).

Winners

WHY EUROPE NEEDS RUSSIA ?

Europe’s response to Russia’s actions in Ukraine has been to sanction and attempt to isolate Russia. This is clearly a wrong approach.

Four key issues stand out:

THE VIEW OF RUSSIA FROM WASHINGTON: A CLEAR RECIPE FOR NOT MAKING FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE

Views expressed by US Secretary of State Tillerson (28 November 2017)

COMPETENCE IN FOREIGN POLICY

The Oxford English Dictionary defines competence as "the ability to do something successfully or efficiently." In foreign policy, competence depends on a sufficient knowledge about the state of the world and the key forces that drive world politics so that one can make well-informed and intelligent policy choices. It also means having the organizational skills, discipline and judgment to pick the right subordinates and get them to combine the different elements of national power in pursuit of well-chosen goals.

EU-RUSSIA RELATIONS: QUO VADIS?

Author: Arkady Moshes, Program Director of the EU Eastern Neighborhood and Russia Research Program at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs.

What are the key developments in the EU-Russia relationship since the 2014 tipping point? What scenarios lie ahead for bilateral relations over the next three to five years? One may foresee three main possibilities: improvement, muddling through at the present level of conflict, or worsening of relations. The outlook is hazy and it is likely that none of the three options will materialize in full.

THE PROBLEM FOR US DIPLOMACY: 35 COUNTRIES WITHOUT US AMBASSADORS

  1. Argentina  
  2. Australia  
  3. Austria  
  4. Belarus*  
  5. Belgium  
  6. Belize  
  7. Bolivia*  
  8. Côte d'Ivoire  
  9. Cuba  
  10. Egypt  
  11. Eritrea*  
  12. European Union
  13. Honduras
  14. Hungary
  15. Iceland
  16. Ireland
  17. Jamaica
  18. Jordan
  19. Mongolia
  20. Morocco
  21. OECD
  22. OSCE
  23. Qatar
  24. Saudi Arabia
  25. Somalia
  26. South Africa
  27. South Korea
  28. Sudan*
  29. Sweden
  30. Syria*
  31. Tajikistan
  32. Tanzania

GR SERVICES FOR NON-EU COUNTRIES

1. Reporting Requirements

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