The Cable

Cuba Hawks Blast Administration Despite Havana Arresting Fewer Political Opponents

Top Cuba hawks in Congress slammed the White House’s rapprochement with Havana on Tuesday despite a significant drop in the number of political opponents detained ...


Hitting Doubles in Havana

The Obama administration is beginning negotiations, in earnest, with the Castro regime. But getting to democracy and free market capitalism may take a while.

Shadow Government

Obama’s Cuba Tourism Blunder

With the announcement this week of federal regulations governing President Barack Obama’s alterations in U.S.-Cuba policy, it is clear the administration is continuing its bad habit of ...

The Cable

U.S.-Cuba Thaw Continues With Tobacco Diplomacy

The White House plans to make it easier to get Cuban tobacco and booze into the country. But American tourists still can't fly directly to the island nation just 90 miles away.


One Castro Is Dead. Long Live the Other One.

Rumors of Castro’s passing continues to swirl on social media. But it’s not the Castro you think.

Shadow Government

How Not to Negotiate With Rogue Regimes

“I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life.” -- Fidel Castro, January, 1967. “[As] Comrade Fidel ...


Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 22, 2014

Democracy Lab Weekly Brief, December 22, 2014 To keep up with Democracy Lab in real time, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Iyad el-Baghdadi argues ...

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