Crimea: New Cold War begins with mutual prejudice
Article in O Globo (Rio de Janeiro's largest newspaper)
March 23, 2014
"President Putin correctly calculated the degree to which America and Europe would respond to Russia’s acts of aggression. In 2008, Russian troops entered two breakaway areas of Georgia, another former Soviet republic, and effectively annexed them. The world condemned that move, but did not do anything concrete and lasting to punish Russia. Using that as a guide, Putin undoubtedly believed that those tactics would work again. To date, he has been largely correct."
Florida GOP Primary Big Win for Rand Paul, Political 'Outsiders'
Quote in NewsMax Article
April 23, 2014
"When Congress's approval rating is running as low as 11 percent, outsider candidates like Curt Clawson will have an advantage," concluded Mark Kennedy, former Republican congressman from Minnesota and now head of the Graduate School of Political Management at George Washington University. "He is able to leverage his successful business career as evidence that he can get results, and that will resonate with voters dissatisfied with Washington's inability to act.
"I don't think one race is a coronation for Rand Paul the kingmaker, but one can never have too many allies in politics."
Shapeholders - Engage or Enrage
Speech - Mars Latin America
April 24, 2014
It was great to address the communications and public affairs staff of Mars in Latin America.
From Fabiano Lima, Vice President of Corporate Affairs:
"It was a pleasure to have you with us in Mexico City. The team really learnt from your experience and methodology. The Mars’ Latam Corporate Affairs team had the opportunity to reflect on how to best approach shapeholders."
Making Democracy Work
Radio Interview - KNSI
April 28, 2014
It was great to host Dan, the Ox, Ochsner from KNSI Radio in St. Cloud Minnesota in my office to discuss how we at the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) educate our students to Make Democracy Work. A special treat was have a current GSPM student who graduated from a college in KNSI's listening area - St. John's University - join our conversation.
America - Saudi Arabia: Understanding Each Other
Speech to Saudi Diplomats
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Embassy to the United States
April 28, 2014
It was highly informative to spend time with diplomats from Saudi Arabia to discuss how Washington works.