There's been a recent international event which, owing to its far-reaching effects and direct importance to us, deserves special coverage and analysis: The declaration on the part of the U.S. and Cuba to restore full diplomatic relations (which have been broken since the ‘60s), and to agree to initiate talks of the [Read more]
There are three things observers stop at when looking at the U.S. intervention in Iraq, after the infamous events that took place in Mosul on June 10, 2014 when, in only few hours, the militants were able to defeat the Iraqi army and the police, estimated at about 200,000 members. Feelings of shock and awe emerged [Read more]
Cuba and the United States are lighting a peace pipe. As a result, the “Liberty Island” is receiving substantial economic support, and America is receiving a new ally, detached from Moscow.
Official Washington is embarking on an unprecedented step – the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba, [Read more]
The pragmatism between Obama and Castro is opening the path of normalization between the United States and Cuba.
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]