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The Transformation of Washington: Perspectives on the Trump Administration

Now it is the Republicans’ turn. With an ambitious yet vaguely detailed agenda intended to radically transform decades of domestic and foreign policy, Donald J. Trump is about to begin to assert control over the levers of power in Washington. He is the first Republican president since 1953 to enter office with his party having a decisive margin of control in both chambers of Congress.
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The Transformation of Washington: Perspectives on the Trump Administration

Now it is the Republicans’ turn. With an ambitious yet vaguely detailed agenda intended to radically transform decades of domestic and foreign policy, Donald J. Trump is about to begin to assert control over the levers of power in Washington. He is the first Republican president since 1953 to enter office with his party having a decisive margin of control in both chambers of Congress.
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Trump triumphs: What’s next?

“United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs."  – Patrick Henry, 1799 (shortly before his death)
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2016 in review – What global corporates can learn from a year of political upheaval

The global political landscape was reshaped more in the last twelve months than at any stage since the Second World War. From the shock of Brexit to the irrepressible rise of President-elect Donald Trump, electorates across the Western World roundly rejected many political ideals – liberalism, globalisation, free trade – that had become central features of the modern global economy. However, as most of us begin the New Year with a mixture of apprehension and intrigue, it is important for the communications profession to understand what drove this political shift in order to successfully apply such learnings to our client work in 2017.
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Analysis of the UK’s Autumn Statement

Philip Hammond’s Autumn Statement gave surprising detail about the cost of the EU referendum result and reinforced the way in which the May Government wants to deal with the situation it has inherited.
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10 takeaways from Web Summit 2016

Finsbury’s Yim Wong and Rebecca Fitchett are back from Lisbon with insights into the big trends at Web Summit, the "Davos of the tech world."
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Trump triumphs: What’s next?

“United we stand, divided we fall. Let us not split into factions which must destroy that union upon which our existence hangs."  – Patrick Henry, 1799 (shortly before his death)
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Crisis Management: How to protect your brand when things go viral

While you can do your best to prevent a crisis, no company is completely immune to all the things that can go wrong. At any given time, you could be facing labor and employment issues; corporate restructuring and bankruptcy; leadership changes; data breaches; financial mismanagement; product, environmental, and safety issues; and criminal allegations.
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Navigating uncharted waters: How businesses are managing their ‘Brexposure’

The UK referendum result has thrown British and European politics and economies into uncharted territory. Never before has a member state sought to disentangle itself from the European Union. And while Prime Minister Theresa May insists that “Brexit means Brexit,” what Britain’s future trade relationship with Europe (and the rest of the world) will look like is completely uncertain.
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Mind the Gap: The role of public policy in EU competition cases and what it means for business

The European Commission’s landmark decision ordering Ireland to recover $14.5bn in unpaid taxes from Apple Inc. under EU state aid rules has put Europe’s competition watchdog in the global spotlight. From the scrutiny of mergers and acquisitions to distribution, pricing and other business practices, no policy area has such a direct and powerful business impact as the rules and decisions made by DG Competition. More than ever, public policy considerations are playing a key role in competition cases, requiring companies to take a much more strategic approach.
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The U.S. Presidential election and beyond: What savvy business leaders should know

The 2016 race for the White House has taken on increasingly populist and nationalistic overtones, echoing themes that are sweeping across Europe as well. Right wing and non-traditional candidates are tapping successfully into growing voter fears of globalization and anger towards incumbent governments, which they blame for diminishing economic opportunities and rising security threats.
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