| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:02 PM
The 28-nation European Union agreed Tuesday on stronger economic sanctions against Russia amid ongoing anger concerning the conflict in eastern Ukraine and the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, the great majority of whose passengers were...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:24 PM
President Barack Obama escalated U.S. economic sanctions against Russia on Tuesday for its aggression against Ukraine but dismissed suggestions the growing chill in U.S.-Russian relations marked the start of a new Cold War.
The United States and the...
| Aug 10, 2013
The "Arab Spring" may not have succeeded in bringing democracy to the Middle East. But it has provided powerful evidence of a different phenomenon: the illusion of U.S. influence over governments we once considered our clients.
Take Egypt. Before 2011,...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 2:38 PM
Florida Congresswoman Kathy Castor returned from a weekend trip to Cuba convinced the United States should encourage its recent economic reforms and consider normalized relations.
“I’ll be communicating with President Obama and...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 1:42 PM
After years of trying to leave Cuba to visit other lands, Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez is making rounds on Capitol Hill and impressing Florida members of Congress of all stripes.
On Wednesday, it was Sen. Marco Rubio’s turn to praise...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Un creciente número de cubanos de edad madura están regresando a su tierra natal, pues no quieren seguir esperando a que termine el régimen de Castro o que se levanta el embargo económico de Estados Unidos sin antes ver su tierra.
Entre ellos está...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Clearly, candidate Charlie Crist has discovered that his campaign for governor of Florida possesses a very powerful weapon: Nobody cares that he’s a flip-flopper.
No matter how much ammunition Charlie hands the enemy, no matter how many...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 3:08 PM
Sequestration is not the best time to be doling out foreign aid, surely the most unpopular item in the federal budget. Especially when the recipient is President Mohamed Morsi of Egypt.
Morsi is intent on getting the release of Omar Abdel-Rahman (the...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 8:00 AM
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials hoping to end the nuclear standoff with Iran not only face a nation legendary for hard-line negotiating, they also must deal with members of Congress who may be just as unyielding.
In talks with Iran set...
| May 29, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Russian officials are working diligently with U.S. counterparts to revive collapsed peace talks on Syria’s future after more than two years of bloody civil war.
But Moscow also has threatended to ship sophisticated anti-aircraft missiles to the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The United States is developing its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) — a broad assessment of the State Department and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their effectiveness in furthering the...