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Obama, Foreign Policy

Why Obama’s Legacy Is His Foreign Policy

Taken overall, Obama’s legacy will rest heavily on foreign affairs given that he has struggled to secure major domestic policy momentum in his second term.

January 5, 2017
Fidel Castro dead at age 90

For Some Cuban Expats, Castro’s Death Means Little

Hatred of Castro can make people lose perspective. The economic blockade did not budge Castro from power — and did much to harm the Cuban people.

December 3, 2016
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With Trump Next Door, Cubans Worry About Life After Castro

Castro’s death has added to worries among Cubans that Donald Trump will slam the door shut on nascent trade and travel ties, undoing two years of detente between the estranged neighbors.

November 27, 2016
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How Will Castro’s Death Shape Trump’s Cuba Policy?

Will Trump’s business interests prod him to take a more pragmatic course regarding Cuba, even if that angers the hard-core, anti-Castro elements of both parties?

November 26, 2016
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Castro’s Death Could Change Cuba Reform Dynamic

Castro’s death could give his brother, President Raul Castro, more space to pursue economic reforms, but change will depend on whether Donald Trump decides to work with or challenge Cuba’s communist government.

November 26, 2016
Fidel Castro dead at age 90

Former Cuban Leader Fidel Castro Dies At 90

Castro’s death – which would once have thrown a question mark over Cuba’s future – seems unlikely to trigger a crisis as Raul Castro is firmly ensconced in power.

November 26, 2016

N.J. Mayor Is Mulling A Political Run In Cuba

“Within five years, if there is a need, I would love to go over to Cuba and make a difference.”

February 26, 2016

Top Reads: ‘Before Night Falls’

‘Before Night Falls’ chronicles Arenas’ imprisonment, and makes a stirring case that the crimes of Castro’s government should not go unanswered.

April 12, 2015

Obama, Castro Head Toward Historic Encounter

U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will break bread with other Americas leaders at a historic summit Friday, a potent symbol of their efforts to end decades of animosity.

April 10, 2015
US President Barack Obama delivers an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House, on December 17, 2014, announcing plans to restore diplomatic relations with Cuba

Cuban Embargo Is Way Past Its Usefulness

Morally and politically, opening up to Cuba is the right move.

December 20, 2014

Cartoon: The Americans Are Coming!

Fidel Castro heads for the hills once again.

December 18, 2014