| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
WASHINGTON — His greatest impact was as a moral leader, but Nelson Mandela also left a legacy in diplomacy by helping popularize the use of international sanctions to pressure a government to change its policies.
Since sanctions were imposed in an...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 3:48 PM
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration added 17 foreign companies and individuals to a federal blacklist Thursday for allegedly helping Iran evade economic sanctions, a move intended both to maintain pressure on Tehran during upcoming nuclear...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:51 PM
For the 22nd consecutive year, on Oct. 29, 2013, the U.S. government was again put to shame at the U.N. General Assembly where 188 countries voted to condemn the U.S. embargo of Cuba. The only two countries that supported the U.S. embargo are the U.S. and...
| Feb 4, 2011
Look at your child, and think of college.
If he or she is going to college this fall, you probably are feeling sick at the sight of the sticker price. After all, very few people can figure out how to come up with $20,000 to $60,000 a year on a moment's...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 8:14 AM
April 1999: The UConn men's basketball team wins the national title for the first time, defeating Duke in the championship game. Josh Nochimson, whom coach Jim Calhoun would later thank in his book "Dare To Dream," is on the bench as a student manager....