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The Answer to Cuba's Problems  Won't Come from the White House (Part II)

The Answer to Cuba's Problems Won't Come from the White House (Part II)

Ted A. Henken  03.23.2016
Just as the U.S. must recognize and respect Cuba's national sovereignty in order to achieve a "normalization" between nations, for its...
Barack Obama Will Not Create Change In Cuba, But He Will Facilitate It

Barack Obama Will Not Create Change In Cuba, But He Will Facilitate It

Miriam Leiva  03.22.2016
The opening of rights may be slow and difficult, and the political changes will depend on the capacity of Cubans to achieve them. Barack...
On Rebuilding Cuba: America Leads Best By Example

On Rebuilding Cuba: America Leads Best By Example

Rep. Rick Nolan  03.21.2016
Will this trip help push Cuba toward becoming a more open and democratic society? Again, I believe it will. America is always at its best...
Ten Keys to Grade the Symbolism and Substance of Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba (Part I)

Ten Keys to Grade the Symbolism and Substance of Obama's Historic Visit to Cuba (Part I)

Ted A. Henken  03.21.2016
Day one of Obama's official agenda ends with a top-level meeting with President Raúl Castro followed by a state dinner for the Obama family....
The U.S. and Cuba: Obstacles to Full Normalization

The U.S. and Cuba: Obstacles to Full Normalization

Tomas Bilbao  03.21.2016
In the U.S. the obvious hindrance is the embargo, which is codified into law and can only be changed by the Congress, which just recently...
Here's What President Obama Will Be Doing in Cuba

Here's What President Obama Will Be Doing in Cuba

Ben Rhodes  03.19.2016
In just a few days, President Obama will head to Havana, Cuba, becoming the first sitting president to do so in nearly 90 years. It's an...
It's Time for President Obama to Eat in Cuba

It's Time for President Obama to Eat in Cuba

Kate Oberdorfer  03.14.2016
Hopefully the Cubans won't try to feed President Obama their take on American food because the Cuban take on American food shouldn't be...
The Business Case for a Sustainable Cuba -- Part 2: Leapfrogging Back to the Future

The Business Case for a Sustainable Cuba -- Part 2: Leapfrogging Back to the Future

Julia Sagebien  03. 3.2016
See here to read Part 1 of this series. Contemplating the fate of a post-embargo Cuba has been a popular pastime for some time. On December...
At Center of U.S.-Cuba Relationship Is America's Core Principle of Opportunity

At Center of U.S.-Cuba Relationship Is America's Core Principle of Opportunity

James Williams  02.23.2016
We should celebrate President Obama's trip to Cuba as a historic moment. After years of a failed policy, it is time for our country to...
Lifting the U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba: Using Diplomacy to Sway Congress

Lifting the U.S. Trade Embargo on Cuba: Using Diplomacy to Sway Congress

Michael Parmly  01.29.2016
The U.S. work to normalize relations with Cuba is still just beginning. The U.S. certainly cannot rest on its laurels, and the President...
Peeling the Onion: U.S.-Cuba Economic Normalization

Peeling the Onion: U.S.-Cuba Economic Normalization

Margaret E. Crahan  01.28.2016
Implementation has proceeded slowly, and both U.S. and Cuban officials have described the process as akin to peeling an onion arduously,...
So You Want to Visit Cuba 'Before It's Ruined'?

So You Want to Visit Cuba 'Before It's Ruined'?

Tomas Bilbao  01.26.2016
This view ignores the very real possibility that many of the qualities that make Cuba such a special destination can be maintained and...