THE U.S. CANNOT BE AN HONEST BROKER IN THE ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN CONFLICT

Since the beginning of the Oslo process in the early 1990s, successive American presidents — Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama — have tried and failed to make peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Although there are many reasons for this failure, one contributing factor is the perception that the United States is not an “honest broker.”

OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE CONCERNS

Authors: Barry H. Berke, Noah Bookbinder and Norman L. Eisen

JERUSALEM UNDER INTERNATIONAL LAW

  • The UN Partition Resolution (General Assembly Resolution 181) proposed that Jerusalem be established as a corpus separatum under an international regime to be administered by the United Nations. Despite the outbreak of hostilities in 1948-49 the United Nations made several attempts to establish the international regime before giving up in 1951. But the proposal remains “on the table” in the sense that it remains one option in future negotiations on the status of the Jerusalem.

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.

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