Remembering Fidel Castro: “This Was a Life That Got Things Done”

Remembering Fidel Castro: “This Was a Life That Got Things Done”

The recent passing of Fidel Castro has sparked widespread conversation of his life and legacy. “So many people just don’t know about him, but it’s very evident to people around the world, particularly people of oppressed countries, the giant that Fidel Castro was....
Diplomatic Relations Open the Door to a New Perspective on Cuba

Diplomatic Relations Open the Door to a New Perspective on Cuba

“The real story is the strength of the Cuban people,” IPS board member James Early told CaribNation TV. One year ago the United States restored diplomatic relations with Cuba. But in the 50 years of tremendous suffering brought on by the U.S., Cuba has...
Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama’s Visit to Cuba

Hipocresia! A Revolutionary Perspective On Obama’s Visit to Cuba

A lot is being said about President Obama’s visit to Cuba, the increased engagement between the two countries, but I felt like there’s not enough of the conversation coming from those who are friendly to the Cuban revolution. So I first wanted to start...
Obama’s Visit to Cuba: Dangers and Benefits to the Cuban Revolution

Obama’s Visit to Cuba: Dangers and Benefits to the Cuban Revolution

On Sunday, March 20, President Barack Obama traveled to Cuba, the first time the Caribbean nation has seen a U.S. president in 88 years. President Obama met with Cuban President Raul Castro and then convened with business leaders from both Cuba and the United States....
Cuba Today With Saul Landau

Cuba Today With Saul Landau

IPS Fellow and filmmaker Saul Landau will lead a discussion on the contemporary dynamics of Cuba, its relations with the United States, and its 60-year experiment with socialism. Landau has won an Emmy and has directed four films on Cuba, most recently: Will the Real...
Saul Landau Film Series: The Uncompromising Revolution (1988)

Saul Landau Film Series: The Uncompromising Revolution (1988)

As a lead up to The Institute’s 50th birthday, on the 4th Wednesday of each month IPS will host a film series featuring eleven of the widely respected film productions of our colleague, Saul. After each screening participants will have the opportunity to discuss...

Brian Latell’s Well-Known “Fidel” Secrets

For 53 years, U.S. officials and Miami exiles have tried to assassinate Fidel Castro 638 times. They’ve tried to overthrow his revolutionary government. And they blamed him for numerous sins. The exiles and government officials who upbraid him have yet to thank...
Cuba: Looking Back and Ahead

Cuba: Looking Back and Ahead

In 2012, the White House will focus on the most important of international and national issues: the re-election of the President. U.S.-Cuba policy will fall into “Next Year’s” box – or the year after that. The National Security staff reverts to...
DC Double Feature Film Screening on Cuba

DC Double Feature Film Screening on Cuba

July 26th is celebrated in Cuba as the initiation of the movement that led to the island’s true independence. On behalf of IPS fellow Saul Landau, the Institute for Policy Studies, the DC chapter of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, and...
Notable Documentary on Fidel Castro Awarded Preservation Grant

Notable Documentary on Fidel Castro Awarded Preservation Grant

On June 15, the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) awarded grants to guarantee the preservation of 64 films. One of those is IPS Fellow Saul Landau’s powerful 1968 documentary, “Fidel!” Funded by the Library of Congress, the NFPF grants...
The Cuban Revolution Turned 50. Now What?

The Cuban Revolution Turned 50. Now What?

The Institute for Policy Studies celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution and the prospects for U.S.-Cuban Relations under the Obama Administration with a screening of IPS Fellow, Cuba expert and film-maker Saul Landau’s film, “Fidel”...

Roger (Cohen) and Me

As the prosperous, ethical, and super-duper powerful United States erodes, the New York Times Magazine editors decided to feature, on its December 5 cover, the demise of Cuba’s socialist society. “The End of the End of the Revolution” appeared as...