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  • Challenges in measuring public diplomacy

    To be an effective public diplomat, you need a well of sufficient soft power resources on which to draw. There is no canonical definition of public diplomacy (PD), but the official practice of it involves using informational, educational and cultural tools to engage with international audiences to advance foreign policy goals.

    Brexit negotiations: Third Time Lucky?

    As the summer winds to a close, the publication of the Government’s Brexit position papers has returned Brexit to the top of the agenda. These papers, designed to counter repeated EU accusations of a lack of detail from the UK’s negotiating team, proceed the latest round of talks in Brussels due to begin next week.

    Portland Health team expands globally with U.S. Partner

    Alfred Jackson, a Washington-based leader in health communications, advocacy and public affairs, will lead the U.S. offer, working alongside the wider business as it continues to expand globally.

    Brexit bill: Eyes on the prize

    Despite what you may have read Britain’s position on a range of Brexit issues is well known. Since the negotiations began in June, Britain has put forward position papers on citizens’ rights, the European Court of Justice, and Euratom, and will reportedly publish ones on Northern Ireland and the customs union later this month.

    London is still the leading global disputes hub – for now

    The English courts have long been the jurisdiction of choice for settling disputes. Coupled with the City’s reputation as an international financial hub, London has hosted some of the world’s largest and most complex commercial cases. It seems that, at least for now, this trend is continuing.

    Getting tech companies “onside” with counter-terrorism

    Our latest thoughts on Home Secretary Amber Rudd’s suggestion of outright banning end-to-end encryption.

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