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Parallels in Myanmar and Cuba Policy

Erin Murphy | Posted 03.09.2015 | World
Erin Murphy

This seems like a laundry list of "gives," but these are in fact incremental steps -- particularly given that the embargo remains in force -- that will improve the everyday lives of Cubans and their families abroad and begin to thaw relations between the two countries.

Erich Ferrari on the 5+1 Nuclear Talks: Iran vs. Sanctions Architects

Omid Memarian | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Omid Memarian

Erich Ferrari, a lawyer who provides counsel to those who wish to get off the sanctions list, says the Iranians are very smart and sophisticated negotiators, but on the issue of understanding the sanctions regime and what is being offered to them, they are at a disadvantage.

For The 5th Time: Jay-Z & Beyonce's Cuba Trip Wasn't Approved By Obama

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 06.19.2013 | Entertainment

Jay-Z and Beyonce's infamous trip to Cuba wasn't approved by Barack Obama, newly released documents confirm. That the government was asked to relea...

Who Iran Sanctions Really Affect

Kia Makarechi | Posted 12.11.2011 | World
Kia Makarechi

Experts say the current set of U.S. sanctions against Iran are creating great difficulties for Iranian-American citizens and residents who have relative or financial ties to their country of origin, and that many Iranian-Americans may be unknowingly violating the regulations.

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Aid Groups Say U.S. Anti-Terror Laws Are Still Holding Them Back | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.18.2011 | World

Aid workers struggling to combat the massive famine in Somalia say that complex American counter-terrorism rules are still impeding the delivery of ai...

Joshua Hersh

Somalia Famine: Confusion Reigns Over New U.S. Policy For NGO Aid | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.08.2011 | World

The Obama administration is facing more hurdles in its efforts to expedite aid to Somalia, as humanitarian workers remain confused about a week-old U....

Somalia: A Man-made Famine

Michel Gabaudan | Posted 09.26.2011 | World
Michel Gabaudan

While it is true that droughts are an act of nature, there is nothing "natural" about the resulting famine in Somalia. Droughts can be mitigated and controlled when a nation has a functioning government.

What's Up With OFAC? "No Irish (Americans) Need Apply"

John McAuliff | Posted 06.19.2011 | Travel
John McAuliff

The Second Annual Celtic Festival in Cuba Will Take Place Without Irish American Musicians "Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity!" Tha...

Cuba Can Rehabilitate President's Progressive Cred

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

There is no doubt that Obama has lots of potential to use executive authority on behalf of bringing broadly supported rationality to US relations with Cuba, beginning with authorization of non-tourist travel.