RiceHadleyGates is an international strategic consulting firm based in Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. The firm offers advice based on extensive experience in the international arena. It works with senior executives of major companies to develop and implement their strategic plans and help companies expand in major emerging markets, including Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas. In addition, we assist companies dealing with the national security and foreign policy challenges associated with offering sophisticated technologies, products, and services in these overseas markets. Specific examples include: Assisting several companies to navigate the political, policy, and regulatory problems related to their expansion into China, Vietnam, and India. Providing the strategic and political context to help a client decide where to invest in the developing world, and traveling to introduce the company in some of the most promising countries. Helping a client understand the government environment and market opportunities for its expansion into each of ten African countries. Providing information and analysis to help a client manage the changes to its business brought about by the Arab Awakening. Helping to solve specific policy and regulatory problems confronting a business investment or operation in a particular country.