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A Sense of Foreboding in the Air in Manchester?

Will Browne - Oct 06, 2015

As highlighted by all the literature being handed out at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester this week, this is the first gathering of the party faithful when there has been a majority Tory Government in 19 years. One would perhaps expect, therefore, a touch of triumphalism from party members and ministers in the fringe events and bars of Manchester Central.

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A Little Unsolicited Advice for Kevin McCarthy

William Pierce - Oct 02, 2015

No sooner had Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) been anointed as the speaker in waiting, than he ran head long into reality over his comments about the role and purpose of the Benghazi special committee.

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The Secrets of Highly Effective Trade Associations

Anna Blyth Bill Dalbec - Oct 01, 2015

On September 22, APCO’s Chicago office hosted senior executives from Chicago-based trade associations and professional societies for an APCO Forum event: The Secrets of Highly Effective Trade Associations.

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Power to the People

Daniella Lebor - Oct 01, 2015

Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr is attributed with saying, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” The same cannot be said of the Labour Party conference. Pacing the promenades and pubs of the Brighton sea-front it is clear that, this year, something is fundamentally different.

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Meet the New Boss... Same as the Old Boss

Jonathan Gregory - Sep 30, 2015

The Who wrote this lyric in the 1970s about political revolution -- and it pretty well sums up the situation we face with the departure of current House Speaker John Boehner. While there is no revolution afoot on the Hill, there will be change.

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A United Labour?

Danielle McGuigan - Sep 29, 2015

Another sunny day in Brighton, on the penultimate day of the Labour Party Conference, and party members are buoyant, waiting expectantly for their new leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to address the party. Corbyn, the most left wing leader of the party in a generation, was only elected just over two weeks ago and yet so much has happened in this short time.

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Outlook from Beijing: Trends in ICT, NGO and Energy

It has been two years since Xi Jinping and Le Keqiang came to power in China. When they took over from Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, the Xi-Li team was left with a daunting list of items to correct, including a slowing economy, environmental degradation and increased security risks. None of these seemed an easy task.

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