Daniel Rolle
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Daniel is a corporate and international affairs consultant at Burson-Marsteller, one of the world's largest public relations and public affairs firms. Daniel is a member of B-M's London-based Corporate & Crisis team, and writes on foreign relations, diplomacy, international development and corporate communications.

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Iran Nuclear Talks: The Battle for Eurasian Influence

(0) Comments | Posted 31 December 2013 | (15:14)

This time two years ago, New Year celebrations in Western embassies across the Middle East were dampened somewhat.

In early 2012, Western leaders were readying themselves for close to all out war with Iran, following Tehran's threats to close the Strait of Hormuz (through which around a fifth of...

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Guardian Investigation Into Egypt Republican Guard Massacre: A Model For Investigative Journalism in the Digital Age

(0) Comments | Posted 19 July 2013 | (20:32)

While the battle over the future of Egypt wages on the streets and in embassy briefing rooms across Cairo, another no less important one is taking place across global newsrooms.

Social networks have been alight with content and commentary from pro and anti-Morsi factions for the past fortnight -...

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'Realeconomik': BRICS Redraw the Geopolitical Map, Western Soft Power Wanes

(0) Comments | Posted 24 March 2013 | (20:04)

A great deal of the foreign affairs commentariat's focus over the last few days has been on Obama's Middle East tour. The four-day political vacation has been heralded by the White House as an important intervention at this early point in Obama's second term, and clearly marking out his renewed...

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Japanese Realpolitik: The Thorn in the Side of US Asia-Pacific Political Strategy

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2012 | (17:35)

A spectre has been haunting US diplomats for the past month; the spectre of a hawkish Japan, tired of playing its role as a subservient geisha to Washington's soft political power games with Beijing, and seeking to carve out its own intransigent niche in East Asia geopolitics.

And the White...

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The Economics of Free Speech

(0) Comments | Posted 3 December 2011 | (18:24)

I'd like to begin with a point of clarification. When I previously wrote in defence of dangerous thought, I should have laid out a caveat that distinguished between the sort of thought that outlines and calls for positive change, and the sort that is downright offensive. I was...

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Thinking In The Death Zone

(0) Comments | Posted 8 November 2011 | (13:17)

The UK commentariat loves a good old witch hunt. Just look at yesterday's Twitter activity when Philip Gould's passing became public knowledge. The deep divisions of opinion are marked; yet both left and right became united in their open hate, with calls for Gould to be forgotten coming as quick...

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