Regions / Cuba
Though Western leaders now lionize Nelson Mandela, the only leaders who stood up for his struggle when it counted were those most demonized by the West.
The Obama administration says it wants to improve U.S. ties with Cuba, but its own policies are preventing the country from keeping its diplomatic facilities open.
Recent events suggest that Cubans might feel freer to speak out than they have in the past.
America's foreign policy hawks are no longer counting on Iran to collapse, but North Korea and Cuba remain the "Teetering Twosome."
Nelson Mandela has long enjoyed the support of Fidel Castro, and many right-wing Cuban Americans have never forgiven the anti-apartheid leader for it.
As the Guantanamo hunger strike widens, the president deflects blame.
Come off it--Cuba is not a 'state sponsor of terrorism.'
The opportunity to redesign U.S. policy towards Cuba will not last forever.
Welcome, Beyonce and Jay-Z, to the club of those anathematized and cursed by the McCarthyist embargo supporters.
Moving toward a comprehensive policy of engagement with Cuba is in the national interest of the United States--and is certainly in the best interests of Alan Gross.