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Commentary

Below is a selection of pieces written by the APCO Worldwide team.

Food and Agriculture Research: The Key to Feeding a Hungry and Growing World
Commentary by Dan Glickman, member of APCO's International Advisory Council

The European Political Changeover: EU's Top Jobs
Commentary by APCO's team in Brussels

2014 Turkish Presidential Election: Results and Analysis
Commentary by APCO's team in Istanbul

A Jokowi Presidency: Politics, Government and Business Under Indonesia's New President
Commentary by APCO's team in Jakarta

What's Next for India: Opportunities for Growth and Investment
Commentary by APCO's International Advisory Council

Deadlines, Deals and Delay: What's Left of the 2014 Congressional Agenda
Commentary by APCO's government relations team in Washington

The EU Political Changeover
Commentary by APCO's team in Brussels

India Elections: 2014 Results
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in India

2014 Thai Political Analysis
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in Bangkok

How Enhanced Labeling Regulations Affect the Global Food Industry
Commentary by APCO's International Advisory Council

Is there one clear pathway for a more diverse PR industry?
Commentary by APCO's diversity chair Nelson Fernandez

2014 French Elections Analysis: Government Reshuffle
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in Paris

Analysis of Turkey's 2014 Municipal Elections
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in Istanbul

Analysis of the 2014 China National People's Congress
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in China

2014 French Political Diary: Elections Analysis
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in Paris

The New Italian Government: The Reform Agenda of the New Italian Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's team in Rome

A Critical Moment in Swiss History?
Commentary by Alphonse Daudré-Vignier, project consultant, APCO Worldwide in Brussels

Opportunities and Challenges in Indonesia’s Transition to Universal Health Care
Commentary by Muhamad Heikal, consultant, APCO Worldwide in Jakarta

A Flux in Turkish Politics and Its Impact on the Economy in 2014
Commentary by Valerie Harrison, associate consultant, APCO Worldwide in Istanbul

Who’s Running your China Operation?
Harvard Business Review
by James McGregor, chairman of Greater China at APCO Worldwide.

Analysis of China's Third Plenum
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's Greater China team

U.S. Government Funding and Debt Authorization Deal: History Repeats Itself
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's government relations team

U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Agreement: Recent Developments and Implications
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's government relations team

German Elections 2013: IAC Perspectives
Commentary by APCO Worldwide's International Advisory Council

The Four Principles of Building Champion Brands: What China Needs to Know to Realize this Goal
By James McGregor, chairman of Greater China at APCO Worldwide, and Linda Du, managing director of APCO Worldwide's Shanghai office

Insights from Summer Davos
By Margery Kraus, founder and CEO, APCO Worldwide

What Impact Will the German Elections This September Have on
the Energy Sector?

Commentary by Maximilian Knoth, consultant, APCO Worldwide in Germany

What Impact Will the German Elections This September Have on
the Technology Sector?

Commentary by Stefanie Schieke, associate consultant, APCO Worldwide in Germany

The Immigration Debate: The Challenges and Opportunities of Immigration Reform in the United States
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

Looking Ahead: The 2013 German Federal Elections
by Christoph Mielke, associate director in APCO Worldwide's Germany offices

President Hollande One Year On: What's Next?
English | French
by APCO's Paris team

A New Paradigm: Homeland Security in the 21st Century
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

The Cybersecurity Challenge: A Transatlantic View
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

On the Brink: What's Next in North Korea
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

Charting the Course for the Next Four Years :: Foreign Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

Sustainability Trend Tracker :: Are businesses and investors at an inflection point?
by Jeff Zelkowitz

Accountable Health Care
The Silent Health Care Reform
by Stig Albinus

China's New Government Takes Shape :: The 2013 National People's Congress
by APCO's team in Greater China

Digital Data Taxation: The Solution for Taxing the Digital Economy...or Just Another Proposal?
Can the French proposal to create a tax on collection of user data influence the overall debate on digital economy taxation?
English | French
by APCO's Paris team

The 2013 Italian Elections
Our team in Rome has full analysis of the 2013 Italian elections, including candidate platforms leading up to the election , a full report of the election results and a report on Italy's grand coalition, all in both English and Italian.

Experiences of Chinese Enterprises in the United States
by APCO Insight® in partnership with China Daily USA

The Cyber Security Challenge: The Global Risk of Inaction
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

Winds of Change: An Analysis of the Israeli Elections
By APCO's team in Tel Aviv

Multinationals Face New Pricing Challenges
APCOForum.com
By APCO's team in Greater China

On Day One: Ensuring Food Security
Diplomatic Courier
By Dan Glickman

On Day One: Immigration Reform
Diplomatic Courier
By Carlos Gutierrez

Shale Gas Exports Will Aid US and its Allies
Financial Times (subscription required)
By Bill Richardson and Spencer Abraham

Nuclear Energy in a Post-Fukushima Environment
A survey of global opinion leaders
by APCO Insight

Reform in the Balance: China's new leaders take power
A report on the 18th Party Congress
by APCO's Greater China team

The Other Leadership Transition: Continuity We Can Believe In
by Ira Kasoff

The Rebalance to Asia: India's Pivotal Role in Challenging Times
An APCO Forum event recap with commentary from Ambassador Lalit Mansingh and Ambassador Tim Roemer.

The American Energy Sector: Opportunity or Gridlock
by Congressman Don Bonker

Inter-Parliamentary Committee Meeting
The Reform of the EU Data Protection Framework
by APCO's Brussels team

The Implications of the 2012 Drought and the Future of Food
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

Israel's Natural Gas Sector: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategic Outlook
by APCO's Tel Aviv team

Global Attitudes & Trends Affecting Cleantech Investment
As published in Game Changers 2013 – Ideas, Innovation, Inspiration compiled by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group
by Governor Bill Richardson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and chairman of APCO Worldwide's Global Political Strategies

What's Next for the Eurozone? The Upcoming Challenges Facing Europe
by APCO's International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

Attack on Green Energy Industry Misguided
The Seattle Times
by Bill Richardson, former secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy and chairman of APCO Worldwide's Global Political Strategies

How Can I Win the PR Battle in Litigation?
China Law & Practice
The Specialist Perspective by Jennifer Hart

What's Next? Looking Ahead to 2013
by APCO´s International Advisory Council and Global Political Strategies groups

What's Next for U.S.-India Economic Relations
by Tim Roemer, former U.S. ambassador to India

French Election Analysis
Read the five-part analysis of the French election and new government by APCO's Paris team.

  • Chapter 1: First round of French presidential elections
    English | French
  • Chapter 2: Behind François Hollande's Victory – A Thirst for Change
    English | French
  • Chapter 3: The transition government and the new presidency
    English | French
  • Chapter 4: New assembly, new horizon for reforms
    English | French
  • Chapter 5: Ambitious policies but with constraints?
    English | French

Selling Europe
Chinese and Indian companies seizing opportunities overseas would do well to take into account the value systems of their hosts
Caixin
by Thomas Eymond Laritaz and Joel Ruets

Reset trade with India
The Washington Post
by Tim Roemer, former U.S. ambassador to India

Our food safety system isn't failing
by Richard Raymond, Health Advisory Board member, former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

PulseNet success is often industry's 'own worst enemy', says ex-USDA food safety expert
Interview with Richard Raymond, Health Advisory Board member, former undersecretary for food safety at the U.S. Department of Agriculture

America's Emerging Economic Reincarnation
by Tim Roemer, former U.S. ambassador to India

The German Pirate Party
Populists with Internet Access or a Game-Changer for German Politics?
Read the analysis by Christoph Mielke

Put Sustainability to Work As an IR Differentiator
by Jeff Zelkowitz

Stop the politics and adopt a national energy plan
Financial Times - subscription required
by Bill Richardson

Observations and Highlights from the 2012 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference
by Ira Kasoff and Anna Tunkel

Politics Upstage China's Annual Congress
Understanding the 2012 National People's Congress
by APCO's Greater China team

Analysis of India's Assembly Elections 2012
Expert commentary around the results of the assembly elections in five Indian states.
by Steven King

The Think Tank That Does
Diplomatic Courier
A thought piece by Margery Kraus, founder and CEO, APCO Worldwide

America Remains the World's Beacon of Success
Washington Post
An opinion piece writter by Tim Roemer, former U.S. ambassador to India

What 'Real-Time' Means for Public Relations in a Crisis
The Public Relations Strategist
by David Wescott

UK Autumn Statement 2011
With commentary from Michael Burrell, vice chairman, public affairs, Europe

Arthur W. Page Society Hall of Fame Award
Remarks by Margery Kraus, September 12, 2011

Indian Government Reshuffle
An analysis of the Government of India's recent cabinet leadership changes and what it means for policy and business.
by Steven King

Global Financial Landscape Briefing (audio, article and Q&A)
APCO's GPS and IAC members from leading public-and private-sector financial institutions discussed an array of global financial issues.
Panelists include: Eduardo Aguirre, David Hall, Michael Oxley and Georges Ugeux

Expert Briefing on Events in the Middle East (audio, article and Q&A)
Hear five experts discuss developments in the Middle East and the possible political and economic implications of the events in the region.
Panelists include: Marc Ginsberg, H.E. Said T. Jawad, James P. Moore, Jr., H.E. Itamar Rabinovich and Tarik Yousef
Moderated by Shelby Coffey, former president of CNN Business News

Policy Changes Affecting Foreign Food & Agriculture Companies in China
Analysis of key upcoming threats to the operations of foreign food and agriculture companies in China.
by Berenice Voets

Why Is Communication Around Data Security So Important - and so Difficult? (video)
How companies can prepare for security breaches and optimize communication efforts to minimize costly reputational damages.
by Jonathan Winer

Indian Agriculture: The view from the ground up
A summary of the challenges and opportunities in the Indian agriculture landscape.
by APCO's India team

Impressions from the 2011 U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue
A brief commentary and analysis of this year's Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED).
by Ira Kasoff

Analysis of India's Assembly Elections 2011
A summary of the assembly election results in four Indian states (Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal) and one Union territory (Puducherry) and what they mean for business.
by Dr. Steven King

Analysis of the FY 2011 Budget Deal: The Current Battle
A quick breakdown of the U.S. 2011 budget deal - what happened, what it means, and what's next.
by Jonathan Gregory

What Do You Think?
Making Sense of Philanthropic Crowdsourcing
PRSA's STRATEGIST
by Andrea Shatzman

Effective Public Relations in China
Communications strategists must consider China's media, market forces, and government structure to get their message across effectively.
by Gregory Gilligan

China's 2011 National People's Congress Briefing
Fine-tuning the economy with an eye on social stability.
by APCO's Greater China Team

UK Budget 2011 Political Briefing
An in-depth report with commentary by Razi Rahman

The Union Budget 2011-2012, Republic of India
A detailed analysis of the Indian Union Budget 2011 and its impact on the energy and renewables, food and consumer products, banking and financial services, healthcare and ICT (information, communications and technology) sectors.
by APCO's India team

Is Israel Going Green or Carbon?
Will Israel maintain or lose its position as a leader in clean-tech technologies with the discovery of Leviathan?
by Roi Feder and Sam Newman

Key Developments from the 11th National Congress of the Communist Party of Vietnam
An analysis of the government's policy directions and leadership changes following the 11th National Congress and the resulting implications for various industries and sectors.
by APCO's Vietnam Team

China's 12th Five-Year Plan
How it actually works and what's in store for the next five years
by APCO's Greater China Team

A National Interest Coaltion
With electoral reform in the UK a real possibility, coalitions could well become the norm
by Brad Staples in PRWeek

Championing European Industry?
Richard Bullard of APCO looks at the relationship between EU industrial policy and competition policy, after a proposed framework comes into force.

2010 Republican Victory Brings New Message of Change
by APCO's Government Relations Team

IR and ESG Worlds Collide!
Emerging Practices for Sustainability as an Investor Relations Differentiator
by Jeff Zelkowitz

China's Labor Unrest and Implecations for Foreign Business in China
by APCO's Greater China Team

Insights from the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting
by members of APCO's Corporate Responsibility team

The 2010 Spending Review
With commentary by Razi Rahman

Insights from the World Economic Forum "Summer Davos"
Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2010: Driving Growth through Sustainability
by Anna Tunkel

Ready for What's Next
American Executive
An interview with Margery Kraus.

China's Drive for 'Indigenous Innovation'
A Web of Industrial Policies
by James McGregor

So Much Needs to Be Done
LEADERSHIP Magazine
An interview with Donald W. Riegle Jr.

Emergency Budget 2010 Political Briefing
With commentary by Razi Rahman

Bridging Communication Channels
Insight Magazine
featuring Margery Kraus and Ken Jarrett

Time to Rethink U.S.-China Trade Relations
The Washington Post
by James McGregor

Election 2010: Queen's Speech
With commentary by Razi Rahman

UK Election 2010: A New Government
With commentary by Razi Rahman

Thank Your Lucky Stars - How to Retain High Performers
PRSA's STRATEGIST
By Stacy Reyan and Elena Garcia

An Analysis of the 2010 UK Budget Report
With commentary by Razi Rahman

Bridging the Credibility Gap in Greece
Is Greece an Actor or a Victim?
An op-ed by Cleopatra Kitti

China's 2010 National People's Congress
It's the Economy, Again...
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's China team

Seize the chance for change
The next Parliament will have more power. But do you have the skills to influence MP's decisions?
PRWeek
by Razi Rahman

Politics, Economy and Society: Opportunity and Challenge for Public Relations
by Roger Hayes

The Global Financial Crisis and its Impact on the International Stock Markets
by John Arnold

iPad Revolution
What's Next for the News Industry
by Julie Jack and James Robinson

When Flash Fails
by Shamyl Zakariya

New Restrictions on Access to Chinese Government Procurement Market
by Christian Murck and Kenneth Jarrett

A need for external relations
PRWeek
by Edward Walsh

Secrets of Success
Washingtonian
featuring Margery Kraus

The New German Government: Business as Usual?
by APCO Worldwide's Germany team

Consumer Trends in Prevention & Wellness Are Impacting Your Bottom Line: How to Get Ahead of the Curve
by Robert Schooling and Kenneth Thorpe

Critical Impact: Global Trends and Developments Shaping Public Affairs Strategy and Practice
by Brad Staples

A Healthy Economy
Parliament Magazine
by Tresja Bolt and Kenneth Thorpe

Gulf of opportunity
Total Politics
by Brad Staples

'Prove it' is the new standard
When it comes to CSR communications, proof has replaced trust as the organising principle
PRWeek
by Rachel Thompson

Bloggers, The Beltway & Your Future
Future Pharmaceuticals
by Robert Schooling

We Won't Let the Terrorists Beat Us
This article was featured in The Jakarta Globe on July 18, 2009.
by John Arnold

A Perspective on the Indonesian Presidential Election
This article was featured in The Jakarta Post on July 22, 2009.
by John Arnold

Health Reform Discussion with Ken Thorpe

Where lobbyists were coyotes!
Total Advocacy
by Darren Murphy

How Stakeholders Have Become the "New Consumers"
As appears in PR News' Guide to Best Practices in PR Measurement (2009)
by Phil Riggins

Measuring Your Return on Reputation
As appears in PR News' Guide to Best Practices in PR Measurement (2009)
by Bryan Dumont

It's all about the reputation
In the increasingly complex food industry, a positive reputation can make all the difference
PRWeek
by Stephanie Lvovich

Indonesia Presidential Election Results 2009
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's Jakarta team

The European Parliament Constitutive Session
The face of the new Parliament is revealed
An analysis

China's Economic Stimulus: An Update
Ongoing Opportunities for Foreign Investors
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's China team

India General Election 2009
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's India team

Will China's Food Safety Law Make China's Food Safer?
An analysis of China's new Food Safety Law and its impact on China's food & beverage industry

Change and Uncertainty in the European Union - What Does it Mean for Business?
A discussion summary

A shift to the right: A shift to a new modus operandi?
An analysis of the European Parliament elections and prospects for the 7th legislature

Government Reshuffle
by Razi Rahman

Working With Washington
Medical, Marketing & Media
by Robert Schooling

The Pan-African Parliament: Is it worth it?
An analysis by Maurice Rankin

The Arab Gulf Economies Looking Forward – Pragmatic. Dynamic.
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's Dubai team

General Elections 2009: India Poll Brief
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's India team

UK Budget 2009 Political Briefing
An analysis by Razi Rahman

The 2009 South African Election: Outcomes and Analysis
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's Johannesburg team

The London G20 Summit – Outcomes and Analysis
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's London team

The Open-Minded Globalist: An Interview with Larry Snoddon
PublicAffairsAsia
featuring Larry E. Snoddon

The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management: An Interview with Margery Kraus
featuring Margery Kraus

Executive Leaders Radio: An Interview with Margery Kraus
featuring Margery Kraus

Keeping Confidence Afloat
The Ottawa Citizen
by Evan Zelikovitz

Enough already with this phony bipartisanship – it's past time to shut-up and start governing
An op-ed by B. Jay Cooper

The Waiting Game: China's National People's Congress,the Stimulus Package and Its Impact on Foreign Business
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's China team

Alternative Energy Provisions of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Memorandum to Interested Parties
An analysis by APCO Worldwide

Living in a multi-polar world
The change of administration in the US is an opportunity to prove the value of public affairs
PRWeek
by Brad Staples

China's Economic Stimulus: Analyzing Opportunities for Foreign Companies in China
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's China team

Israel National Elections Analysis
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's Tel Aviv team

Transitioning to a New FDA
A summary of APCO's Washington, D.C., Forum

The Mobile Economy
New cell phone trends look a lot like those on the Web
Adweek
by Christian Olsen

Barack Obama's Cutting-Edge Campaign
Sure, technology helped him win. But how did he do it and what does it mean now for us and our clients?
An analysis by APCO Online®

Senator Obama's Victory Signals New Policy Shift
An analysis by APCO Worldwide

Voices from the WEF
Q & A with Forum participants
Business Tianjin Magazine
featuring Anna Tunkel

Emerging Markets Become More Important
PublicAffairsAsia
by Margery Kraus

A Gathering Storm?
China's Growth Prospects and the Need for Scenario Planning
A paper by Alastair Campbell

Public Relations and Collaboration: The Role of Public Relations and Communications Supporting Collaboration in a Complex, Converging World
International Public Relations Association Gold Paper No. 17
An article by Roger Hayes

Sustainability and the Stock Market: A game changer for company value?
Corporate Responsibility Officer
by Jeff Zelkowitz

Assessing the Global Financial Crisis
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's International Advisory Council

Sweetened Bailout Bill Passes Senate, Heads to House
Memorandum to Interested Parties
An analysis by APCO Worldwide

The Road Forward on U.S. Financial Services Bailout
Memorandum to Affected Financial Services Industries
An analysis by APCO Worldwide

Thailand Political Update: Can Somchai reconcile the nation?
An article by Apirux Wanasathop

Implementing a Harmonious Society: China's 11th National People's Congress and its Impact on Foreign Business
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's China team

Local Elections in France
Analysis and comments on the results and their impact on the French political arena
by APCO Worldwide's Paris team

Congressman Lantos: In Memoriam
Speech of Hon. Brian Baird of Washington in the House of Representatives
on behalf of Congressman Don Bonker

Prime Minister's Speech to the Labour Party Conference on 24 September 2007
A commentary by Razi Rahman

World Economic Forum Middle East
Putting Diversity to Work
An article by Cleopatra Kitti and Gad Ben-Ari

France Presidential Election 2007 Outcome and Analysis
A break with the past
An analysis by APCO Worldwide's Paris team

Supplement "European Union – The Next 50 Years"
Managing the EU's Growing Pains
Financial Times
by Kaja Ciglic

We're All Activists Now
Public Affairs News
Interview with Garry Walsh

Global Business Diplomacy: Raising the Bar
Meeting The New Expectations From Global Businesses
Foreign Policy Magazine
by Margery Kraus

Emerging Markets: Strategies for Success
Chief Executive Officer
by Margery Kraus

The Role of Boards in Corporate Reputation
Directors and Boards Magazine
by Larry Snoddon

Do the Right Thing
Chief Executive Officer
by Margery Kraus

Business: Success in an Imperfect World
Foreign Policy Magazine
by Margery Kraus

Margery Kraus on Corporate Governance
Sky Radio as Heard on American Airlines
An interview with Margery Kraus

Earn a Return on Your Reputation
Chief Executive Officer
by Margery Kraus

Margery Kraus on Branding and Public Affairs
Sky Radio as Heard on American Airlines
An interview with Margery Kraus