#BlueStarBrief June 2017

Blue Star Strategies, LLC is an international strategic consultancy based in Washington, DC with offices in Europe and Latin America. We work with public and private sector clients to help solve their business and policy challenges in the United States and in emerging markets around the world.

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Insight and Analysis

Russia and the West

Jeremiah Baronberg reports on Sally Painter's attendance at the 2017 Baltic Forum in Riga, Latvia where American, Russian, and European leaders engaged in "track two" diplomacy aimed at cooperative engagement.


Brexit Opportunities in Financial Services

Lucinda Creighton of  Dublin/Brussels-based Vulcan Consulting writes that as a result of Brexit, many financial services companies are looking beyond the UK, presenting lucrative opportunities for rival financial hubs across the EU.


Energy Security for the Future

Pero Jolevski reports on his recent trip to Monte Carlo, Monaco to attend an international initiative aimed at enhancing strategic awareness of energy security and advancing clean and reliable energy sources.

Karen Tramontano Speaks on International Economic Policy
Invitation to join us on June 21st in Washington, DC

We invite you to join us on June 21 in Washington, DC as Karen headlines a panel discussion on international trade and globalization in partnership with the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce of Washington DC and hosted at The George Washington University.

Karen will be joined by representatives from the Delegation of the European Union to the United States and the Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, and Norway.


Karen interviewed on PBS TV

Karen was recently the featured guest (above) on the TV/radio show, "
Story in the Public Square" hosted by the Pell Center for International Relations at Salve Regina University, airing on Rhode Island PBS TV and on SiriusXM's popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States) show.

Stay tuned for a video link to watch the recording...

Sally Painter Joins Atlantic Council Delegation to Latvia

Sally Painter traveled to Riga, Latvia as part of an official delegation from the Atlantic Council, led by former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, Ambassador John Herbst, and Damon Wilson.

In addition to attending the 2017 Baltic Forum, the delegation met with government officials, including at the U.S. Embassy (above) and with former President of Latvia Vaira Vike-Freiberga (below).

Tips and Recommendations

In Buenos Aires, Argentina

We recommend...

Café Tortoni, an indispensable part of Buenos Aires culture and history dating to 1858. The
cafe has the wonderful ambiance of a typical "porteño café," where people have come throughout the years to play billiards, cards,
and share a coffee among friends.

Café Tortoni, Avenida de Mayo 825,
1084 CABA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
+54 (11) 4342-4328

What We're Reading

Sally Painter recommends...

The Great Questions of Tomorrow, by David Rothkopf.

This TED Book by the editor of Foreign Policy magazine argues that our planet is in a moment of deep transformation and "focuses on the questions we as individuals and as a society must ask ourselves in order to navigate the implications of revolutionary technological advances."

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