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Marifeli Perez-Stable comments on the lack of structural and economic changes in Cuba since Raúl Castro's takeover of power in 2007.
Marifeli Perez-Stable discusses the leakage by El País of Obama's message to Raul Castro, warning that if the administration doesn't "break the tired two-step" of Cuban-American relations soon, it may be too late.
Brookings presents a roadmap of policy alternatives for constructive engagement with Cuba which encourages the Cuban people to pursue a democratic future without trying to impose it on them.
Pressure is building on the U.S. government to pull the plug on TV Marti, its expensive broadcast station for Cuba that has failed to overcome jamming efforts by the Cuban government.
Cuba's repressive regime has shown remarkable resilience in the past, defying predictions of its inevitable collapse. Have its political fortunes changed? This Journal of Democracy article explores the current ferment in civil society and the stability of Raúl Castro's government.
This 2008 public opinion survey about perspectives on Cuba was conducted in every Cuban province by the International Republican Institute.
Jake Colvin urges the new administration to consider major changes in America's policy towards Cuba.
Jorge G. Castañeda argues that Raul Castro’s shy attempt to embark on a Vietnamese- or Chinese- style communism is neither progressive nor possible as long as Fidel Castro remains as Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and the government violates human rights.
In Prospect Magazine, Bella Harris writes about Cuba in a post-Castro era. She concludes that little has changed over recent years and life for most Cubans remains harsh. Yet western visitors continue to romanticize the place as a viable alternative to western capitalism.
This report is one of a series of briefings on the identity and background of the detainees held by the United States at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Cuba's retention on the terrorism list has received more attention in recent years
in light of increased support for legislative initiatives to lift some U.S. sanctions
under the current economic embargo
U.S.-Cuban relations have been virtually nonexistent since 1961, when the United States assumed a two-pronged policy of economic embargo and diplomatic isolation. Now that Fidel has transferred power to his younger brother, Raul, some experts think the United States should reconsider its policy toward Cuba. Philip Peters of the Lexington Institute and Dennis Hays, the State Department's former Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, debate how the United States should engage with a post-Castro Cuba.
Charles Berger discusses the potential effectiveness of establishing a rehabilitation center in Yemen to handle repatriating Yemeni detainees still being held in Guantánamo Bay.
Following the release of new polling data, indicating a majority of Americans are for improving relations with Cuba, Julia Sweig reflects in her column on the role of pragmatism in U.S. politics and on U.S.-Cuba relations.
As Cuba hosts the 2014 CELAC summit, Julia Sweig reflects on Cuba's economic opening and on the present and future of U.S.-Cuban relations.
In the wake of the preliminary accord reached with Iran, Julia Sweig proposes that the Obama administration pursue a diplomatic resolution to another vexing element of U.S. foreign affairs: the relationship with Cuba.
Julia Sweig shares her impressions regarding ongoing and future political, economic, and social changes in Cuba.
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The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
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