#BlueStarBrief October 2018

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Insight and Analysis


2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

By Karen A. Tramontano

With U.S. midterm elections in early November, we provide an analysis of voter motivations and survey potential changes in the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Read it here.


Will "Horrible" NAFTA become the "Historic" USMCA?

By Daniel P. Erikson and Gabriella Ippolito

Our Latin America team analyzes the past week's developments in North American trade relations as NAFTA stands on the brink of becoming the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, if the three nations’ governments ratify the deal.

Read it here.


Karen Tramontano Speaks in Chicago
on International Trade Policy 

Karen Tramontano presented in a panel discussion on the "Impact of Trade Policy Developments" at the 28th Annual Conference on International Trade hosted by the Bankers Association for Finance and Trade (BAFT) in Chicago, Illinois.

Karen's remarks focused on how companies are reviewing their global footprint, supply chains, and export markets in the face of recent developments in international trade, including tariffs, retaliatory tariffs, and free trade agreements.


Sally Painter Speaks in New York on
Women and Politics and Sustainable Development


Sally Painter presented in a panel discussion on "Gender Equality Issues in Sustainable Development: Women and Politics" at a conference on Sustaining Peace & Development in the Changing World hosted by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center in New York City.

Sally's remarks focused on the critical importance of women serving in government and positions of leadership—and successful strategies for helping support and empower women to campaign for elected office.


Dan Erikson Interviewed on CNN on
U.S.-Latin America Relations

Dan Erikson continues to be sought after for up-to-the-minute insights on U.S.-Latin America relations.

Dan was recently interviewed in Spanish on CNN en Español (click here to watch) and Voice of America (click here)—and authored op-eds and analyses in Axios and CNN Español on implications of decisions by Latin American countries to no longer recognize Taiwan.