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Philippines Economic Development Agency Signs SS&A

Fri, Jul. 13, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

PhilippinesThe Philippines’ Department of Trade and Industry has hired Sorini, Samet & Associates to advocate in Washington on behalf of a possible free trade agreement between the U.S. and the Southeast Asian country.

Nepal Signs SPG

Tue, Jul. 3, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

NepalSonoran Policy Group has committed to a month-long pro bono campaign to aid the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal’s Washington, D.C. Embassy with a suite of consulting and communications services.

Ballard Bolsters Mali

Mon, Jul. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

MaliBallard Partners, which has close ties with President Trump, inks Mali to $300K contract. Country serves as launchpad for attacks by al Qaeda, ISIS across west Africa. (2 reader comments)

Edelman Celebrates Poland

Wed, Jun. 27, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

PolandEdelman inks pact to support Poland’s New York consulate as it slates a series of events to celebrate the country’s 100th anniversary of its rebirth as an independent nation.

Portland Pitches for Kazakhstan

Thu, Jun. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

KazakhstanKazakhstan’s Washington Embassy has retained Portland PR to provide a spate of communication services in a bid to promote Kazakh culture in the U.S. (1 reader comment)

Livingston Speaks for Ukrainian Steel

Mon, Apr. 30, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Bob LivingstonThe Livingston Group, the firm of once-powerful Congressman Bob Livingston, represents the Ukrainian steel sector as it lobbies Washington on US policies that affect its members and the Government of Ukraine. (2 reader comments)

Mercury Consults Kazakhstan

Tue, Apr. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Kazakhstan flagMercury Public Affairs has inked a three-month, $90,000 pact to lend consulting and management services for the Republic of Kazakhstan’s Ministry of Justice.

Fratelli Group Signs on with Singapore

Wed, Mar. 14, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Republic of SingaporeThe Fratelli Group has inked a two-year contract to provide media and PR consultancy services for the government of the Republic of Singapore. (1 reader comment)

Sanitas Signs Bulgaria Tourism Pact

Fri, Mar. 9, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

I Love BulgariaSanitas International has been hired to represent Bulgaria's Ministry of Tourism through strategic communications and stakeholder outreach efforts in the United States.

Williams & Jensen Wins Guatemala Pact

Wed, Jan. 10, 2018

By Jon Gingerich

Flag of GuatemalaThe U.S. Guatemala Business Council has tapped lobbying shop Williams & Jensen for foreign relations and trade advocacy work.

Stone Gets Back into Foreign Lobbying Game

Fri, Jan. 5, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Roger StoneGOP political operative Roger Stone is back in the foreign lobbying game, registering Capstone Financial as a client advocating for “commodity rights and security” in Somalia.

UAE Extends Harbour Groupís $10M Pact

Tue, Jan. 2, 2018

By Kevin McCauley

Harbour GroupThe Arab Emirates has extended its public diplomacy and communications program at The Harbour Group for another two years. (2 reader comments)

Livingston Inks Iraq Pact

Mon, Dec. 18, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

IraqThe Livingston Group has been hired by Iraq’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to provide lobbying and government affairs services in a bid to bolster bilateral relations between Iraq and the U.S. (2 reader comments)

Ashcroft Summons Hawksbill for Qatar Work

Fri, Dec. 8, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Bob FergusonEx-Attorney General John Ashcroft's fim summons The Hawksbill Group, which was co-founded by a trio of top General Motors executives, for help on Qatar. (1 reader comment)

Keystone Inks $450K Pact with Eastern Libya

Thu, Dec. 7, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Ari MittlemanKeystone Strategic Advisors has inked a $450K one-year pact with the governor of Eastern Libya, which is under the control of renegade General Khalifa Haftar and based in Benghazi. (1 reader comment)

Ex-NY Senator D'Amato Reps Somalia

Fri, Nov. 17, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Al D'AmatoFormer New York Republican Senator Al D'Amato is repping terror-torn Somalia in its outreach to Congress and the US Government.

Ex-US Senator Works for Mexico on NAFTA

Wed, Nov. 15, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Kit Bond head shotFormer Missouri Republican Senator Kit Bond represents Mexico as it renegotiates the North American Free Trade Agreement with the U.S. and Canada. (4 reader comments)

Russia's Propaganda Unit Files as Foreign Agent

Tue, Nov. 14, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

RTRussia's RT global television network, which was fingered by US intelligence agencies for seeking to influence American politics, registered Nov. 10 with the Justice Dept. as a foreign agent. (3 reader comments)

Bermuda Brings on Lobbying Support

Wed, Nov. 8, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Flag of BermudaThe government of Bermuda has hired lobbying firm TheGroup to provide political outreach in Washington as well as consulting services on U.S. policy.

Rogue Libyan General Retains D.C. Lobbyists

Tue, Nov. 7, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

Khalifa HaftarThe family of Khalifa Haftar, the controversial general commander of the Libyan National Army, has retained lobbying shop Grassroots Political Consulting for U.S. Congressional outreach as well as to provide political and strategic consulting services.

Mueller Probes Podesta Group

Mon, Oct. 23, 2017

By Kevin McCauley

Robert MuellerSpecial Counsel Robert Mueller is investigating Podesta Group and its chief Tony Podesta as part of his probe of a potential collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia into meddling into the presidential election.

UAE Media Agency Makes Anti-Terror PR Push

Thu, Oct. 12, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

UAE National Media CouncilThe National Media Council of the United Arab Emirates has inked a pact with a London-based communications shop to kick off a PR program that discourages young people from taking up extremist causes.

SPG Signs Pro-Bono Pact with Iceland Embassy

Wed, Oct. 11, 2017

By Jon Gingerich

IcelandSonoran Policy Group has signed a pro-bono contract with Iceland’s Embassy in Washington to provide government affairs and commercial sector counsel.