"Change is coming from multiple directions, driven by a thawing of U.S.-Cuban relations, Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, and the decline of Venezuela’s regional influence...."
We find the Communist state's poverty charming because of what we've gotten wrong, not because Havana's gotten anything right.
"To encourage Cuba to improve its human-rights record and commitment to the rule of law, the United States must lead the way by bringing its own policies toward asylum-seekers into compliance with international law."
According to Georgia’s commercial registry, all St. Kitts and Nevis nationals who registered companies there were born in Iran.
Why should the United States maintain a Cold War stance toward Cuba when there are no Cold War threats?
Normalizing relations should be seen as a victory not for the Castro government, but for the people of Cuba. Liberty will come—the only question is when. Expanding relations should help.
A willingness to restore diplomatic ties with Havana suggests that perhaps the suffocating Wilsonian approach to U.S. diplomacy may finally be weakening.
Trade restrictions have been failing to bring down the Castros for fifty years. Why not try something different?
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