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Publications | Feb 04, 2016

Beacon Global Strategies’ Memorandum On The Munich Security Conference

The Munich Security Conference is usually a pivotal weekend for rolling out new policies and advancing agendas. BGS outlines a number of major issues we expect to be front and center.

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Publications | Jan 11, 2016

Beacon Global Strategies’ Key Issues to Watch in 2016

As we begin the new year, Beacon Global Strategies has worked closely with our counselors, advisors, and board members to consider the macro trends and factors impacting the national security landscape in 2016 and beyond. BGS will closely watch the following issues in the coming year.

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Publications | Mar 02, 2015

BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro In Defense News Provides Insight For Companies Aiming To Increase International Sales

BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro wrote in his Defense News Op-Ed that for US defense firms to find success in the international market, they will need to master the intersection of overseas demand and US foreign policy. He further explains how these companies should focus on establishing in-country presence and building long-term relationships with foreign militaries and US government officials.

As Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Shapiro managed foreign military sales for the Department of State through working closely with both US defense firms and foreign governments.

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Publications | Feb 06, 2014

BGS Senior Vice President Julianne Smith Asserts That NATO Needs To Take A More Serious Stance On Cyber Security

Julianne Smith argues that NATO needs to prioritize cyber security at its September summit. She states that NATO should begin to address basic questions, including “what constitutes an ‘attack’ and what capabilities might be provided to a member experiencing an attack.”

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