#BlueStarBrief April 2021

This Month in the #BlueStarBrief

Welcome Doug Campbell to the firm!

The West Needs to Send a Strong Signal to Putin on Ukraine

President Biden's First 100 Days

The Future of US-Central and Eastern Europe Relations

Karen Tramontano Co-Anchors National TV Show

Welcome Doug Campbell as Managing Director

We are very excited to welcome Doug Campbell to the firm as Managing Director. Doug joins us from the United States Congress, where he served as deputy staff director of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. He advised the chairman and other members of Congress on a wide range of foreign policy, national security, and international economic issues.

Doug joins our team as we expand our legislative advocacy practice and offer new capabilities for clients. Doug's decades of Capitol Hill experience and sharp political and policy acumen will add tremendous value to the work we are doing with global companies and organizations in the U.S. and around the world.

Read more about Doug here.

The West Needs to Send a Strong Signal to Putin:
"Invading Ukraine Is Not Worth The Risk"

By Sally A. Painter

The recent military escalation in eastern Ukraine represents Europe’s biggest national security crisis since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2014. Yet it is not only a crisis for Europe, but is also a major challenge for the Biden Administration. It is critically important for the U.S. and Europe to tell President Putin that taking aggressive action against Ukraine is not worth the political risk.

Click here to read.

Karen Tramontano to Speak about
Biden Administration's First 100 Days

Karen Tramontano will be a featured panelist at a virtual event on "President Biden's First 100 Days" hosted by the French-American Foundation—France.

Stay tuned for a video recording of the event!

Karen previously spoke with FAF-France on the topic of "How Can Both Parties Work Together Again?" Click here to watch the recording.


Sally Painter Speaks on Central and Eastern Europe

Sally Painter spoke with GLOBSEC, a leading think-tank in Slovakia, about the future of relations between the United States and Central and Eastern Europe, here.

Sally also spoke with Voice of America about the escalation of the situation in Ukraine: see video here, and article here (requires English translation).

Karen Tramontano Co-Anchors State of Play TV Show

Karen Tramontano is serving as co-anchor of State of Play, a nationally broadcast television show focusing on touchstone issues of the day.

Click here to watch two recent editions:

The show airs weekly every Saturday and Sunday at noon on Black News Channel and can be viewed on its YouTube channel here.

For news and updates, follow State of Play here.


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