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New article by Ian Graig on the Trump administration and the motor vehicle industry

In a new article in AutomotiveWorld, Ian Graig of Global Policy Group offers his views on the implications of the Trump administration and its legislative and regulatory agenda for the motor vehicle industry.  The article explores such issues as taxes, international trade, and automotive emissions and safety regulations.

"It’s complicated: Trump and the auto industry," AutomotiveWorld, February 6, 2017 

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Two new resources

We have added two new resources to the Global Policy Group website to help you keep track of the rapidly evolving situation in Washington: a Policy Calendar page that provides an overview of upcoming U.S. economic, legislative, and political events, and a Trump Administration page that provides for an overview of the Trump Cabinet, other senior administration officials, and top White House staff.


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Doug Bergner and Ian Graig speak to Keidanren

On November 18, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group addressed a seminar on “The Outlook of the Next U.S. Administration and the Future U.S.-Japan Relationship” hosted by Keidanren (the Japan Business Federation) and the 21st Century Public Policy Institute.  The seminar, which took place at Keidanren Kaikan in Tokyo, also featured Japanese experts on American politics from Sophia University, the University of Tokyo, and Chuo University.  An article on the seminar was featured in the November 18 issue of Keidanren Times.  

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Doug Bergner and Ian Graig interviewed by JETRO

During a recent visit to Tokyo, Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group were interviewed for Tsusho Koho, the daily news service of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).  In the interview, which appeared online on November 24, 2014, Bergner and Graig commented on the results of the U.S. presidential and Congressional elections and their implications for U.S.-Japan relations and for trade, investment, energy, and climate change policy (トランプ氏、「就任日に TPP 離脱意思を通知」-2016 年米国大統領選挙の見方- (米国))

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New article by Ian Graig on regulating self-driving vehicles

The most recent issue of Automotive Megatrends Magazine contains an article by Global Policy Group's Ian Graig on the complex question of ensuring the safety of self-driving vehicles using a regulatory system that is based on the quaint idea of having a human being as a driver.  Addressing this question, which is essential to ensuring the effectiveness of federal safety regulations in an era of increasingly autonomous vehicle technology, will be particularly complex here in the U.S., where automakers themselves certify that their vehicles are in compliance with federal safety rules.

"Defining moment as regulators question 'driver' of self-driving car," Automotive Megatrends Magazine, Q3 2016 

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The U.S. elections and U.S.-Japan relations

Doug Bergner and Ian Graig of Global Policy Group will visit Japan in mid-November to offer assessments of the U.S. presidential and Congressional elections and their implications for international business and for U.S.-Japan relations.  In addition to meeting with GPG clients, Bergner and Graig will deliver remarks at several public meetings in Tokyo. 

GPG principals have decades of experience delivering such policy presentations to executive groups and public seminars.  For information on arranging such a briefing, please contact us at

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We've moved!

After 21 years (spanning the Clinton, Bush, and Obama administrations) at 1101 16th Street, N.W., Global Policy Group has moved to a new location: 1875 K Street, N.W., 4th Floor.  Our new offices are centrally located in Washington's business district, near the Farragut West (blue, orange, and silver lines) and the Farragut North (red line) subway stations and just blocks from the White House. 

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