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Articles | Oct 04, 2014

BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro Discusses In Defense News the Impact of Lifting the USG Ban on Lethal Defense Sales to Vietnam

“The US military is greatly interested in deepening cooperation with Vietnam and working more closely together,” he said “This is a significant indicator that the Vietnamese are becoming more comfortable with us as a potential partner, and I think DoD and state are interested in building on the progress.” Shapiro added that lifting the ban on lethal equipment could also lead to growth in non-defense industries.


Articles | Sep 28, 2014

BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro In Defense News Discusses The Impact Of Defense Sales On Gulf Allies’ Partnerships With The US And Their Future Defense Needs.

From the Article: “Andrew Shapiro, a former senior State Department official who headed the bureau responsible for foreign military sales, said, ‘I think this operation will identify gaps [in their inventory] as they learn by doing. I think from the after-action reviews of these kinds of operations, you’ll hear what they need.’”


Articles | Sep 08, 2014

BGS Advisory Board Member Brian Hook In The Daily Beast Discusses The John Hay Initiative’s Goals For The 2016 Presidential Elections.

Hook explains that the John Jay Initiative wants “to be a resource to presidential campaigns in 2016, those who are interested in conservative internationalism and promoting American leadership and ideals.”


Interviews | Sep 08, 2014

Managing Director Jeremy Bash On Andrea Mitchell Reports To Discuss US Strategic And Military Options Regarding ISIS

Bash talks about the short term and long term goals of the Obama administration on combating terrorism and working toward greater stability in Iraq.

Announcements | Sep 04, 2014

Former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Admiral James Stavridis Joins The Beacon Global Strategies Advisory Board

Beacon Global Strategies LLC (BGS) is pleased to announce that former Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, Admiral James Stavridis has joined the firm’s Advisory Board. Admiral Stavridis is one of the most broadly accomplished Naval Officers in recent US history. In his over thirty years of service, he rose to the rank of four-star Admiral and held some of the most prestigious commands around the world.

He most recently served for four years as the 16th Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and the Commander of United States European Command from 2009-2013. Admiral Stavridis is currently serving as the 12th Dean of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the nation’s oldest graduate-only school of international affairs at Tufts University.


Uncategorized | Jul 17, 2014

BGS Counselor Michael Morell On Charlie Rose Discusses The Crash of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Morell says it is clear that pro-Russian separatists shot down the aircraft, mistaking it for a Ukrainian military aircraft. He adds that the situation puts pressure on the U.S. and Western Europe to (1) implement harsher sanctions against Russia, and (2) increase military support to Ukrainian government forces.

Announcements | Jul 15, 2014

BGS Managing Director Jeremy Bash Joins Paladin Capital Group’s Strategic Advisory Group

Paladin Capital Group announced that Founder and Managing Director of Beacon Global Strategies, Jeremy Bash, joined Paladin’s Strategic Advisory Group.

“Jeremy and the Beacon Global Strategies team will add a new and dynamic domestic and international viewpoint to Paladin and our portfolio companies” said Michael Steed, Founder and Managing Partner of Paladin Capital Group. “We are delighted to have Jeremy join our Strategic Advisory Group, especially as we further expand our cyber investing activity.”


Uncategorized | Jul 10, 2014

BGS Managing Director Andrew Shapiro Participates In A Simulation Of A Crisis In The South China Sea At The Center For Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)

Shapiro played the role of Secretary of State in a simulation at CSIS. The participants role-played how the U.S. Government would respond to a conflict between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea.

Interviews | Jun 19, 2014

BGS Senior Vice President Julianne Smith In The Los Angeles Times Discusses The Obama Administration’s Strategy In Iraq

Smith says there is “a fundamental strategic framework for [President Obama] that tilts toward not intervening and looking to see what other instruments are available to deal with a crisis.”


Announcements | Jun 16, 2014

Kristin White Joins Beacon Global Strategies

BGS is pleased to announce that Kristin White has joined the firm as Vice President.


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