Two great events this week, one on Arctic geopolitics in London and the second on counterterrorism and intelligence in Europe with former MI6 deputy chief Nigel Inkster in Washington DC.
The Arctic is also the topic for this week’s Imagining 2030 offering. On Reuters.com, meanwhile, I had two columns. The first looks at a suspected Russian cyber attack on the Ukrainian electricity grid in December and its implications for the changing nature of confrontation in cyberspace. The second looks at the “Panama papers” release against the backdrop of a wider backlash against the global financial and political elite.
Both topics will almost certainly be the subject of future PS21 discussions, needless to say…
A couple of great events coming up this week, particularly on Brexit in Washington and Middle East politics in London.
All the best,
Executive director, PS21
What is really going on with Brexit?
April 13, 3 PM. Thomson Reuters, 1333 H St. NW., Washington DC
Could the UK really vote to leave the European Union in June? What’s really driving the closing poll numbers? And what would the implications be for Britain’s relationship with the United States and mainland Europe?
Peter Apps [moderator] — Global Affairs Columnist, Reuters. Executive Director, PS21
Jonn Elledge — Journalist, UK New Statesman
Chris Jackson — Pollster, Ipsos
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Joint networking drinks with Young Professionals in Foreign Policy
Wednesday, April 20, 2015, 6:30 PM. Blue Boar restaurant, London SW1
We are pleased to be partnering with the Young Professionals in Foreign Policy (YPFP) on our April networking drinks.
PS21 and YPFP are delighted to invite you to drinks at the Blue Boar where we are looking forward to discussing current events such as the US election, Brexit and other contemporary issues.
For more information on YPFP, please visit their website http://www.ypfp.org/london
You can sign up for the event here.