The Cable

Senate Bans Transfer of Detainees Held at Guantanamo Bay

The Senate just banned the transfer of prisoner from Guantanamo Bay.


The Last Year Has Been Awful For Internet Freedom

Autocrats around the world are figuring out ways to get around privacy and encryption tools.

Shadow Government

Obama’s Open Hand Meets Cuba’s Clenched Fist

The president is counting on his gestures of openness being reciprocated — but he doesn't know the Castros.


Do Presidents Trust the Foreign Service?

By letting career diplomats at the State Department languish, the White House is wasting one of its greatest assets -- at its own peril.


What to Expect When You’re Expecting the Pope

Pope Francis may be the people’s pontiff. But he’s also here on a mission to evangelize.

The Cable

Two of America’s Neighborhood Foes Are Headed in Very Different Directions

As Cuba releases more than 3,000 prisoners ahead of Pope Francis's visit, Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro tries to silence his opposition.

The Cable

Politics Slows White House Push to Close Gitmo

White House and Pentagon take a slow approach.


Smoke ‘Em If You Gitmo

Hypocrisy meets Cohibas.

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