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Obama: The Conflict Resolution President?

Obama: The Conflict Resolution President?

by Louis Kriesberg In the eighth year of Barack Obama’s presidency the struggle over assessing the correctness of his foreign policy is understandably under way. Unfortunately, too often the struggle is waged in extreme, ill-founded terms. Many Republican leaders and...

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Cuba: Hope and Change?    

Cuba: Hope and Change?    

There are a number of no-go zones in the world for Barack Obama these days. Damascus is enemy territory. Most of Iraq and Afghanistan are too dangerous. Pyongyang has never hosted a sitting U.S. president, and Kim Jong-Eun frankly prefers Americans with better jump...

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After Iran, Is North Korea Next?

After Iran, Is North Korea Next?

During the George W. Bush years, pundits and journalists were constantly speculating whether North Korea would be next in line for regime change. After all, Bush had included North Korea in his “axis of evil” speech in 2002. One year later, the Pentagon invaded Saddam...

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Carrots for Cuba, Sticks for North Korea

Carrots for Cuba, Sticks for North Korea

  Cuba and North Korea share a great deal in common. They are both led by dynastic rulers. They retain their nominal affiliation to revolutionary Communism. They suffer under U.S. embargoes that have been in place for decades. And although they registered...

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More Cuba Hypocrisy in the U.S. Senate

More Cuba Hypocrisy in the U.S. Senate

What is good for the goose is good for the gander. This very American expression came to mind while I watched last month’s confirmation hearing for Noah Mamet, who was nominated by President Obama to be the U.S. ambassador to Argentina. The chairman of the committee,...

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The University is for Counterrevolutionaries

The University is for Counterrevolutionaries

A rapper, a graffiti artist, a blogger, two independent lawyers: In all, 17 students have arrived from Cuba with U.S government-sponsored scholarships to study at Miami Dade College. Having students from Cuba in the United States is a welcome development. Reforms to...

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Nelson Mandela’s Closest Allies

Nelson Mandela’s Closest Allies

The long struggle of Nelson Mandela—from freedom fighter and political prisoner to president of South Africa—has, in death, received universal acclaim from world leaders. Even George H.W. Bush, who was U.S. president when a white racist dictatorship held the...

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