#BlueStarBrief May 2019

Insight and Analysis

Renewed U.S. Engagement in Central Europe—with mixed results

By Andras Juhasz, contributor

Our new London, UK-based partner Andras Juhasz reports on efforts by the U.S. to reset relations with the Visegrád countries—Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia—focusing on security and defense cooperation, energy security, and countering Russian and Chinese influence in the region.

Read it here.

Panama Votes for Incremental Change with President-elect Cortizo

By Daniel P. Erikson

Dan Erikson explains that Panama's voters decided to stick with known quantities in the presidential election, where the country will remain a key U.S. ally and free trade partner in a tumultuous neighborhood.

Read it here.


Karen Tramontano Speaks on the State of Global Trade at
HSBC Thought Leadership Forum in New York City

Dan Erikson Speaks on Haiti's Uncertain
Present and Future in Washington, DC
Watch video here

Dan also provided analysis of U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Paraguay in Axios and commented on the evolving political crisis in Venezuela in The Wall Street Journal and on Nuestra Tele Noticias (in Spanish).

Sally Painter Speaks on the Risks of Disinformation
at the Global Baku Forum in Azerbaijan
Watch video here (Sally at 1:11:34)

Announcing Our New UK-based Partner

Blue Star Strategies is excited to announce Andras Juhasz as our new London, UK-based partner.

Andras will support Blue Star Strategies' work in the UK helping global corporations and institutions advance their business and regulatory objectives.

Andras currently serves as founding director of Mittel Consulting, which provides companies and organizations with Central Europe and UK-related policy advice, analysis, and political communications services.

Previously, Andras spent 14 years in the Hungarian diplomatic service with postings in Washington, Brussels, and London.

Welcome, Andras!


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