September Days Against the Blockade

September Days Against the Blockade

After more than a half-century of Cold War estrangement the United States reopened its six-story embassy in Havana and Cuba raised a flag outside its own stately embassy in Washington last July. Despite this welcomed step the continuance of the U.S. blockade against...
Cuba, Africa, and the World

Cuba, Africa, and the World

U.S. President Barack Obama and the Cuban President Raul Castro announced on December 17, 2014 the decision to normalize diplomatic ties between the USA and Cuba. This major historical moment needs to be contemplated. Particularly for the world, the new Latin America,...
Alan Gross and the U.S. Pragmatism Deficit

Alan Gross and the U.S. Pragmatism Deficit

Beltway foreign policy analysts frequently praise the Obama administration for its “pragmatic” approach to world affairs. In dealing with Russia, China, or the economic crisis, the current White House has won plaudits for rejecting more ideological schools...