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Sally Painter writes that brutal crackdowns in Iran, Libya, and Bahrain show how fragile the call for democracy is – and why technology alone can’t sustain democratic revolution.

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Sally Painter writes about President Obama's opportunity to raise the topic of human rights – and democracy – with the Chinese president.

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Sally Painter writes in The Hill that at a time when Europe is struggling with the ongoing financial crisis, renewing NATO’s commitment to its open door policy would reflect positively on the health of the European project.

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Karen Tramontano is interviewed on the outlook for Obama's jobs plan.

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Karen Tramontano discusses the outlook for President Barack Obama's deficit cutting and jobs plans.

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Dan Erikson authors a report on what steps the Caribbean islands could take to diversify their economies away from an over-reliance on tourism to create a more sustainable future.

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Dan Erikson writes that while increasing economic and political ties between China and Latin America have attracted significant attention from U.S. policymakers, the extent to which Beijing’s foreign policy is shaped by its desire to isolate Taiwan internationally is often overlooked.

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Jesica Lindgren writes that more aspiring students are choosing an Executive Masters in Business Administration over the traditional MBA.

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Karen Tramontano writes about a potential watershed moment in free trade.

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Sally Painter, serving as managing director of the NATO Prague Summit Host Committee and Alexandr Vondra, deputy minister of foreign affairs of the Czech Republic, write about the importance of mutual cooperation and solidarity in the face of challenges to our civilization.

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In our work, we often remind clients and partners that policy change at any level comes down to relationships. The team at Blue Star Strategies helped us to use limited resources more efficiently and build strong relationships that matter.

David Devlin-Foltz, Director of the Aspen Planning and Evaluation Program at the Aspen Institute

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