The Cable

State Dept. Reports No Progress on Restoring Ties With Cuba

The State Department cannot cite any progress on a key step in the Obama administration’s policy of restoring ties with the Cuban government: the opening of a U.S. Embassy in Havana.

Shadow Government

Can Obama’s Reset with Latin America Possibly Live Up to the Hype?

The Obama administration was certainly in a triumphal mood following the recent Summit of the Americas in Panama. In carefully choreographing the “interaction” between President ...

The Cable

Exclusive: Congress Won’t Block Obama From Delisting Cuba on Terror List

In a major victory for the White House, the Republican-controlled Congress will not advance legislation designed to block President Barack Obama’s executive action removing Cuba from the state sponsor of terrorism list.

Shadow Government

Where Does U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Go From Here?

With this week’s perfunctory delisting of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, it is clear President Obama can’t give away the store fast enough. ...


When Did Cuba Stop Exporting the Revolution?

Cuba stopped trying to export its revolution decades ago, but the terrorism designation has been used as one of several cudgels in Washington's arsenal.

The Cable

Last-Minute Push by Top Kerry Advisor Smoothed Over Americas Summit

By all accounts, the weekend meeting between President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro went off without a hitch. You can thank Tom Shannon.

The Cable

Rubio’s 2016 Presidential Bid to Bring Obama’s Cuba Policy Center Stage

Florida Senator Marco Rubio's (R) 2016 presidential bid would force Obama's policy on Cuba to the center stage of American politics.

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