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July 2015

The Conflict Beneath the US-Cuba Detente

July 30, 2015 // Beijing News - China - Chinese

To a large extent, the rapprochement between the United States and Cuba stems from a U.S. desire to re-establish its presence in Latin America, and it is likely that the coming revitalization of the Cuban economy will bring with it intensifying competition between the two nations in the region. In recent weeks, the [Read more]

A Flag Raised 50 Years Later

July 30, 2015 // Público - Portugal - Portuguese

In December 2013, at the ceremonies for Nelson Mandela’s funeral and to everyone’s astonishment, Barack Obama shook hands with Raúl Castro. At the time, people started asking: Were the old Cold War enemies about to reconcile or was it just good manners at a funeral? The answer would emerge one year later: on Dec. [Read more]

Did Iran Withdraw from the ‘Axis of Evil’?

July 30, 2015 // al Ghad - Jordan - Arabic

The nuclear agreement between the P5+1 nations and Iran can be considered successful and impressive for American politics and diplomacy in general, and for the Obama administration in particular. America and Europe's effort, their time and determination to complete an agreement on the Iranian nuclear program show that [Read more]

Does Korea Face a China Choice?

July 30, 2015 // The JoongAng Ilbo - South Korea - English

Of course, Korea should think about its foreign policy in the context of its long-standing alliance with the United States and its emerging relationship with China. But neither of these relationships can or should define South Korean choices, which should begin with a clear calculation of its own interests.
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