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Jon
Garvie

Practice Director
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Jon leads Global Counsel's International Policy practice. He has more than fifteen years of government experience working across UK, EU and multilateral policy development and negotiations.

He has advised senior politicians and policymakers in the Northern Ireland Office, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office and the Cabinet Office on a broad range of economic, foreign and security policy issues, both in the UK and overseas. He has also worked extensively on organisational strategy and delivery in line departments, embassies and across Government.

At Global Counsel, he advises clients on international politics, the policymaking process and the design and delivery of training programmes. 

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The new non-aligned: a return to Cold War diplomacy?

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In a speech in London in late April, the British Foreign Secretary, Liz Truss, declared that “faced with appalling barbarism and war crimes, which we’d hoped had been consigned to history, the free world has united behind Ukraine in its brave fight for freedom and self-determination”. Revealed positions do not support the rhetoric. In the UN General Assembly Vote which…

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Confiscating Russian assets: a new frontier for sanctions?

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In his speech to Davos last week, President Zelensky proposed that frozen Russian assets “should be allocated to a special fund to compensate all the victims of the war”, adding that this would set a useful global precedent in deterring future aggressors. Voices in favour of the proposal are gaining force, particularly in the US, on both moral and practical grounds. 

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The geopolitics of: technology standards

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Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, there’s been a lot of talk about the return of history. post-1989 assumptions that liberal democracy and open markets were the single models on which most countries would converge now look naïve at best.

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Globalisation in reverse: sanctions and the future of multilateralism

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Russia is now the most sanctioned country in history. Since Russian troops invaded Ukraine on 24th February, 4,860 new measures have been applied to 519 entities, 4,309 individuals, 30 vessels and 3 aircraft. The 7,614 sanctions applied in total is more than double the number applied to the next most sanctioned country, Iran. No matter how the war ends, many of these…

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