#BlueStarBrief October 2020

Is the U.S. Winning Over New Allies in South America?

With Latin America experiencing increasing economic investment pressures from China, Dan Erikson provides analysis of recent efforts by the United States to win over allies in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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This article appears in the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor.

Yuri Orlov and the Legacy of the Helsinki Accords

By Jeremiah J. Baronberg

Famed physicist and symbol of Soviet dissent, Yuri Orlov passed away last week. While Orlov’s name may not be familiar to many current students of global politics, he was once considered to be on par with such noted Soviet dissidents as Andrei Sakharov and Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Orlov was the founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group, which monitored Soviet adherence with the civil rights protections outlined in the 1975 Helsinki Accords. His life and global impact continue to resonate today in key ways.

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U.S. Election Update

Karen Tramontano debated fellow panelists on the 2020 U.S. elections at the Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA's Executive Forum 2020.

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The Nineteenth Amendment Digital Centennial Cookbook: 100 Recipes for 100 Years

Featuring recipes "from five Supreme Court justices and other legal luminaries. Suffragists published at least a half dozen cookbooks leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920. The cookbooks were spiced up with irresistible arguments in favor of the Great Cause!" -The American Bar Association


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