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]
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]
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]
<i>Donald Trump's jump-start as the Republican presidential candidate seems to have come to an end. The tough and popular real estate mogul and hero of many a talk show has snubbed U.S. citizens.</i>
First, he had a go at the Mexicans; now, it's U.S. Senator John McCain's turn. Despite all his verbal escapades, [Read more]
But getting what it wants is still proving difficult for North Korea, and the country’s officials are now faced with the issue of finding construction materials and products for apartment development.
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.