Regions / Cuba
Bolton's broadsides against Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela hint at ambitions for much more dangerous geopolitical conflict — and nothing short of a new Cold War.
Between the new restrictions and the travel warning, Cuba’s burgeoning private sector has already felt what Cubans call "the Trump effect."
It's unlikely the administration has either the will or the means to roll back the full suite of Obama-era reforms.
The U.S.-Cuba deal proved the value of discreet, informal diplomacy. No shortage of other peace processes could begin the same way.
Club Med playground for the rich or isolated Communist backwater: can Cuba find a third path?
In one fell swoop, President Obama could erase the stain of Guantanamo and make major headway on normalization with Cuba.
2015 had more than its share of bad news. But it also saw groundbreaking victories on climate, marriage equality, the drug war, and diplomacy.
Despite progress with Cuba, the Obama administration has done little to dispel doubts about Washington's intentions towards its neighbors to the south.
As Cuba and the United States continue down the road of reconciliation, they must still avoid the bumps.
Despite its improving relations with Havana, Washington's ultimate goal for the island remains regime change.