Regions / Cuba
Before Obama's State of the Union address falls out of the news cycle, here are the foreign policy tidbits you need to remember.
"It's a rather shocking level of authorization to go to war anywhere in the world for as long as you want, against whoever you say, without any checks and balances," she says.
I reported on the imminent normalization of U.S. relations with Cuba 20 years ago.
Key to the normalization of U.S.-Cuba relations was the release of three members of the Cuban 5, which IPS public scholars have been advocating for many years.
Rene Gonzalez, the only member of the Cuban Five to be released from prison since their arrest in 1998 was interviewed by IPS' Netfa Freeman at the 9th International Colloquium for the Freedom of the Five and Against Terrorism held in Holguín, Cuba,
As the Guantanamo hunger strike widens, the president deflects blame.
Come off it--Cuba is not a 'state sponsor of terrorism.'
The opportunity to redesign U.S. policy towards Cuba will not last forever.
Welcome, Beyonce and Jay-Z, to the club of those anathematized and cursed by the McCarthyist embargo supporters.
Moving toward a comprehensive policy of engagement with Cuba is in the national interest of the United States--and is certainly in the best interests of Alan Gross.