An Island of Opportunity: What the evolving U.S-Cuba relationship means for U.S. Businesses

The evolving bilateral relationship between the Cuba and the United States is setting the stage for Cuba’s economic development, as the Obama administration is incrementally allowing U.S. businesses access to the Cuban market. Therefore, companies looking to approach and engage…

Post-2015 Development Agenda: Opening a New World of Opportunities for Business

This year, the UN, its member states and partners will set the economic, social and environmental agenda for the next 15 years. On May 22nd, FleishmanHillard’s Washington, DC office, together with the United Nations Foundation (UN Foundation) and the U.S.…

Sifting Through Digital Noise to Make Your Campaign Heard

FleishmanHillard/Digital Diplomacy Coalition Event Lays Out Rules for Engagement, Measurement and Action Last week, The Embassy of Sweden (@SwedeninUSA) (or House of Sweden, as it’s officially branded - complete with an IKEA green room) was abuzz with some of the…

Trade: 2015’s Purple Issue?

An alphabet soup of trade deals offer a chance to build a bridge. There is no love lost between President Barack Obama, a Democrat, and the Republican majority in Congress. The political news is often flooded with words like gridlock…

The Affordable Care Act Turns 5

This week marks the 5th anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act. While the law appears to be making progress toward achieving its goals, it remains as divisive as ever and continues to face attempts to dismantle the…

The New, New Healthcare Law

Like the homeowner who winds up tripling his remodeling budget by telling the contractor “While you’re at it, can you ..." Congress is wrapping up what might be the most significant healthcare bill since the Affordable Care Act of 2010.…

Good News for Doctors and Children!

Congress is poised to do something remarkable. Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate are ready to enact legislation putting an end to an 18-year odyssey that alienated millions of physicians and created a continual environment of uncertainty for…

The Rise of Multiparty Politics in the UK

Following the UK Government Financial Statement (Budget) prior to the General Election in 49 days’ time, I was asked to appear on Bloomberg TV’s politics show, which recently launched in EMEA. This 30 minute live panel discussion looks at the impact of the…

Osborne's Sixth Budget Defines Both Him and David Cameron's Premiership

Today saw the UK Government announce its last major Financial statement - the Budget - prior to the UK General Election on 7 May. In an analysis for PRWeek, I examine why this budget is significantly different – and a moment…

Day 12 of Pros and Conversation Series: The New Public Affairs

By Kris Balderston and Elizabeth Cook In capitals around the world, political dynamics, lack of resources and enforcement challenges are making it increasingly hard to rely solely on legislation and regulation to advance solutions to critical social and policy issues.…

Taking the Pulse: Obamacare Round Two

Hard to believe it’s time for the second year of full implementation of the Affordable Care Act —aka Obamacare. On November 15, the health insurance marketplaces reopen for business for Americans to shop for private health insurance. Proponents are hoping…

Taking the Pulse: What Will the New Congress Prescribe on Healthcare Policy?

Now that the 2014 elections are more or less over (ah, runoffs…) it’s time to consider their impact. Republicans made strong gains in both houses of Congress, cementing their already strong majority in the House and retaking control of  the…

China Book Recommendations

It is a testament to the enormous interest in China in the U.S. that books on China are taking over the bookshelves.  Of course, the most authoritative recent book on the history of Sino American relations is Henry Kissinger’s On…

A Conversation With Former U.S. Ambassador Gary Locke

Gary Locke was the first Chinese American to serve as U.S. Ambassador to China.   One of his priorities in that capacity was to encourage Chinese companies to invest in the United States.  He was passionate about this mission and it…

FDA’s New Proposed ‘Nutrition Facts’ Will Change the Way We Look at Food

On Thursday, February 27, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) initiated a comment and rulemaking process to overhaul the Nutrition Facts Panel, the nutrition and ingredient label required on most packaged foods and beverages. The proposed changes are 10 years…