Ketchum has every right to represent any despot or authoritarian leader that it wants. There are however risks involved in advocating on behalf of a client who appears bent on re-conquest and limiting the free speech rights of his people and press.
Gazprom, Russia’s state-owned energy entity, yesterday yanked Ukraine’s special discount on gas supplies effective next month, a move that further squeezes the economy of the beleaguered former Soviet state.
The president of our oldest ally will be honored at White House state dinner this evening and all the press worries about is who will fill the seat that was supposed to be occupied by Valerie Trierweiler, Francois Hollande’s former partner.
Japan has recruited McGuireWoods Consulting in its fight to persuade the state of Virginia not to torpedo legislation to designate the dual names of “Sea of Japan” and “East Sea” to the body of water that is bordered by those two rivals along with North Korea and Russia.