History does not stop making clever moves. We try to know the history we are making, but we are always creating another one. According to official calculations, the center of importance of Obama's international policy was heading toward Asia, where China was ever more explicitly challenging Obama and the United [Read more]
“Somos todos americanos!” That slogan will be remembered as a sort of salsa version of “Yes, we can!” This is what can fill the next two years and give a fresh boost to an Obama too often compared to Jimmy Carter.
Finally! It’s the first word that comes to my mind with the historical thaw started yesterday between the United States and Cuba.
Without launching a real political process, it seems sanctions alone are unable to alter the situation.
Yesterday’s announcement by President Barack Obama and President Raul Castro to commence the process that will end the embargo and reestablish diplomatic relations between their two countries after more than 55 years of tension is excellent news that we greet with much enthusiasm. Due to its importance for the [Read more]
<i>The United States and Cuba are burying the hatchet. On Wednesday Dec. 17, Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced a normalization of relations between the two countries. An American Embassy will open in Cuba and the lifting of the embargo will be examined. Thomas Snégaroff, Director of Research at IRIS and a U.S. [Read more]
<i>Barack Obama and Raul Castro have simultaneously announced the opening of negotiations to normalize the relationship between their countries, a historical reconciliation after over 50 years of damaged diplomatic relations. Here is the reaction of Olivier Dabene, a professor of political science and expert on Latin [Read more]
What no one doubts now is that we are experiencing emotions similar to those felt by our parents at sunrise on Jan. 1, 1959.
Last Tuesday, on the eve of World Human Rights Day, a report was published in the United States concerning the interrogation methods employed by the CIA after the September 2001 attacks.
The findings on how torture was systematically used on prisoners accused of belonging to al-Qaida are scandalous: they were [Read more]
The beginning of the normalization of relations between Cuba and the U.S., announced yesterday in two separate speeches by leaders Raul Castro and Barack Obama, represents a historic triumph for the society and government of the island, and it is an event that will lend transcendence to the presidential career of the [Read more]