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17th January 2015 - CTV

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Claudia Rosett

FDD Journalist-in-Residence Claudia Rosett on US-Cuba relations.

28th December 2014 - Quoted by Susan Crabtree - The Washington Examiner

Obama Faces Narrowing Window to Score Foreign Policy Successes

Jonathan Schanzer

Unpredictable international events often wreak havoc with presidents’ lofty foreign policy goals, but no one could have predicted just how far President Obama would be thrown off course in 2014.

26th December 2014 - FDD Policy Brief

Reading Washington’s New Cuba Policy in Tehran

Behnam Ben Taleblu

President Barack Obama’s overturning of Washington’s longstanding commercial and diplomatic isolation of Cuba earlier this month has grabbed the attention of another country chafing under U.S. sanctions: the Islamic Republic of Iran.

19th December 2014 - Cited by Stephen F. Hayes - The Weekly Standard

Nonstop Appeasement

Thomas Joscelyn

We don’t expect much. It’s been nearly six years. We’re long past the point of hoping that Barack Obama will adopt policies that deserve our grudging approval, if not enthusiastic endorsement, particularly on foreign policy and national security.

18th December 2014 - Forbes

Historic Day for Washington, Havana…and Pyongyang’s Hackers

Claudia Rosett

On a day when hackers working for North Korea managed to shut down the release of an American movie, on American soil, by threatening terrorist attacks on American theaters, one might have supposed that a televised announcement from President Obama would have been all about measures to deter...

1st April 2014 - The Washington Times

How the U.S. Put Latin America Up for Grabs

Clifford D. May

I’m not about to pretend that spending a few days in this rather funky little surfing village on the Pacific has given me great insights into Latin America’s current political...

15th November 2013 - Syndicated

Secure Freedom Radio

Claudia Rosett

FDD's Claudia Rosett talks about the election of China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Cuba to the UN Human Rights Council.

13th August 2013 - Foreign Policy

The Cuban in the Desert

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

In April 2011, a post appeared on the leading jihadist web forum Shumukh al-Islam authored by a little known writer called Abu Asma al-Kubi.

6th May 2013 - NPR

Morning Edition

Over the weekend in Philadelphia, the daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of Fidel Castro received an award for her gay rights advocacy. To understand the significance...

29th November 2012 - The Rosett Report

Meanwhile, UNESCO Chief Is Romancing Cuban Education

Claudia Rosett

When UNESCO — the UN’s Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization — admitted the Palestinian Authority as a full member last year, the decision triggered a U.S. law that forbids American...

2nd August 2012 - Gunpowder & Lead

Powering Guantánamo

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

Last month, I undertook field research into U.S. detention policy at the detention camp operated by Joint Task Force-Guantánamo (JTF-GTMO). While out there, I had the opportunity to interview Captain John R. Nettleton.

19th June 2012 - New York Daily News

Hiding Cuba’s Crimes Behind Gay Rights Lies

On December 7, 1990, Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas ended his life. Forced into exile because of his political dissidence, and dying slowly of AIDS, he could no longer withstand the physical and mental torment of the disease.

10th April 2012 - Red State

Why Ozzie Matters

Ozzie Guillén, manager of the newly re-minted Miami Marlins, has earned himself a five-game suspension by declaring his affection for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in Time magazine.

8th January 2012 - Faster, Please!

You Cannot Reform a Totalitarian (You’ve Got to Defeat Him)

Michael Ledeen

Back when I was even younger, and living in Rome, the main topic of conversation was of course Communism. Italy had the largest Communist Party outside the Soviet Union, and it was forever on the cusp of becoming the biggest party in Italy, thus forming the government, thus taking over.

7th May 2009 -

U.S. Seeks To Join A Despots’ Club

Claudia Rosett

Saudi Arabia, Cuba, China, Russia, Cameroon, Djibouti. What do these countries all have in common?

13th January 2007 - Wall Street Journal

Reach Out To Cuba’s People

With Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visiting Venezuela today, it might be a good time to consider another "change in course" for U.S. policy. The isolation of Cuba, a legacy of the Cold War, is pushing that country closer to America's most dangerous enemies.

1st December 2006 - National Review Online

Cambio Means Freedom in Cuba

In the town of Madrugas on the outskirts of Havana, something extraordinary happened in the early evening of November 2. Several dozen agents of the Cuban state security tried to arrest dissident and community activist "Eddie" Hernández Arencibia. But his neighbors would have none of it....

21st September 2005 - American Legion Magazine

Revolutionary Déjà Vu

Hugo Chavez quotes Fidel Castro when asked what is on the horizon for Venezuela: “A new wave will arrive in Latin America, but in a different form.”


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