The reestablishment of ties between the United States and Cuba opens the door for improved U.S. relations in Latin America, says CFR's Julia E. Sweig.
Primary Source: White House Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes
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Russia’s options for combatting the plunge of the ruble are dwindling, but government intervention is likely to intensify in efforts to avert a full-blown crisis, says CFR’s Robert Kahn.
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Military forces have degraded the Pakistani Taliban's insurgency, but the Peshawar school attack demonstrates the limits of government control and lethality of rebel forces, says CFR's Daniel Markey.
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CFR Interactive Pakistan Crisis Guide
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has a fresh electoral mandate to implement structural reforms but many of his intended changes will require the transformation of Japanese society, says CFR's Sheila Smith.
Around the Web: FT Abe’s Limited Window of Opportunity to Fix Japan
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