#BlueStarBrief February 2020

Insight and Analysis

Spotlight on NAFTA (USMCA):
A New Agreement is Signed

By Daniel P. Erikson and Gabriella Ippolito

With the January ratification by the U.S. of the re-negotiated North American Free Trade Agreement of 1994 (now called the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement), our Latin America team highlights the more noticeable changes, and updates, between the two agreements.

Read it here.

Trade Turbulence Over the Atlantic?

By Mathilde Defarges

Will negotiations between the EU and the U.S. be enough to avoid the prospect of a potential tariffs war between the two trading partners?

Our Europe team surveys the landscape.

Read it here.

Dan Erikson on Political Risk in Latin America
and Impact of 2020 US Presidential Election

Dan Erikson was interviewed by the Inter-American Dialogue's Latin America Advisor about what’s at stake for Latin America and the Caribbean in the U.S. 2020 presidential election.

Click here to watch.

Dan also spoke at Columbia University’s Seminar on Latin America on the U.S. presidential election and his views appeared in the Latin America Advisor’s discussion on Is Political Risk in Latin America on the Rise for 2020?  In addition, he was interviewed on the Alhurra Arabic-language satellite TV channel on the potential impact of the coronavirus on the global economy.

Karen Tramontano to Speak on Impeachment
at University of the District of Columbia

Karen will participate in The Anatomy of an Impeachment, a panel discussion hosted by the Institute of Politics, Policy and History (IPPH) at the University of the District of Columbia in Washington, DC on February 18, 2020.

See more details below and Click here to register to attend.

Welcome New Team Members

Two new team members, Lavinia Busdon and Malgorzata "Gosia" Matowska, have joined our Brussels, Belgium office.

Lavinia and Malgorzata join us from their previous experiences working for the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and French Ministry of Environment, and the European Commission's EU Citizenship Rights Unit (DG JUST) and European Research Council Executive Agency (ERCEA), respectively.

We are very happy to welcome Lavinia and Malgorzata to the team.

Tips and Recommendations

Where to Stay and Madrid, Spain

Karen Tramontano recommends...

Staying at the Gran Hotel Inglés, in the city's cultural epicenter,
Barrio de las Letras ("Literary Quarter"), and

Dining out at El Pimiento Verde, where Karen highly recommends trying the artichoke flowers.


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