Sanitas International offers a weekly summary of influential and informative media articles from around the world regarding strategic communications, crisis management, digital media and political affairs. Particular interest is given to articles discussing topics in developing countries and emerging market.
This week, a report showed Iran is preparing for a nuclear crisis after establishing headquarters to deal with a disaster of that magnitude. In other news from the Middle East, Syria continues to make headlines after France announced it wants aid corridors to be set up within the country to deal with the humanitarian crisis there. According to a Bloomberg article, this week former diplomats from Moscow also stated that Vladimir Putin is hoping a cease-fire in Syria will establish “Russia’s influence in global foreign policy.” In other news, GOP candidate Mitt Romney’s potential foreign policy may signal the return of hawkish or “hardball” foreign policy after he announced he would like the U.S. to be tougher with Iran on the campaign trail. In other U.S. political news, according to a Washington Post article, a federal judge struck down a request to lift a 70-year ban against federal contractors from donating to “political candidates, committees and parties in federal elections” despite the argument made by contractors that the ban violates freedom of speech. In other election news, digital and social media are once again taking center stage as political campaigns have started partnering with social media companies in an effort to reach the growing population of Americans online on social media platforms.
This week’s summary highlights these and other developments around the world. As Sanitas constantly emphasizes, government and business cannot afford to ignore these growing and evolving challenges. Especially as these and others issues influence reputations, challenge operational decisions and affect overall revenues and influence.