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CIP Applauds U.S.-Cuba Agreement

by Elizabeth Newhouse

Nov-25-2015 | Press Release

The Center for International Policy welcomes the landmark agreement by the governments of the United States and Cuba to dramatically increase the cooperation by the two countries on shared environmental issues. ... Read More »

Gilbert Brownstone, Jean Nouvel et Bob Vallois s’engagent pour Cuba

by Philippe Régnier

Le Quotidien de l'Art.com, Sep-23-2015 | Article

Gilbert Brownstone va donner à Cuba un ensemble de gravures d’André Masson qui seront accueillies par un nouveau bâtiment de l’architecte Jean Nouvel à La Havane. De son côté, Bob Vallois travaille à la création sur l’île d’une fondation dédiée au sculpteur Agustín Cárdenas.... Read More »

Lifting Cuba Trade Embargo Is Good Business

by Michael Barnes

The Baltimore Sun, Aug-23-2015 | Article

Americans increasingly support lifting the trade embargo with Cuba, so what's the holdup?... Read More »

A New Era in U.S.-Cuba Relations

by Wayne Smith

Tampa Bay Times, May-28-2015 | Article

Negotiators from the United States and Cuba met in Washington last week to finalize an agreement on re-establishing diplomatic relations between the two countries. When they adjourned on May 22, they were so close to final agreement that Assistant Secretary of State Roberta Jacobson, the chief U.S. negotiator, said another round of talks would probably not even be necessary. In a matter of weeks, it is likely that the American flag will be flying over our old embassy building in Havana... Read More »

Good Reasons to Open Our Doors to Cuba

by Elizabeth Newhouse

Washington Post, Jan-05-2015 | Letter

If the United States wants influence and better human rights in Cuba, it needs to be there. China and Vietnam are not analogous to this island 90 miles from Florida with the natural affinities Cubans and Americans have... Read More »

Reflections From the Former Chief of the U.S. Interests Section: The Cuba Opening

by Wayne Smith

CounterPunch, Dec-25-2014 | Article

As the announcement of restored relations came through Wednesday morning, there was utter joy and elation among the Cuban people in the streets, there were cheers and applause – this is what they have been waiting for, too... Read More »

Reflections from Former Chief of U.S. Interests Section

by Wayne Smith

Dec-22-2014 | Letter

Last Tuesday night, Smith was in Havana, giving a talk calling for relations between the United States and Cuba – pushing for the United States to take Cuba off the terrorist list, to ease travel restrictions, and free the remaining Cuban Five, among other changes. To his surprise, virtually everything that he called for, the administration moved to implement at dawn the next day... Read More »

Keep the U.S. Trade Embargo Against Cuba?

by Wayne Smith

Washington Post, Oct-24-2014 | Letter

The editorial board wrote that the United States should not end the trade embargo against Cuba until that country grants “genuine freedom to its people.” That is what might be called an all-or-nothing approach... Read More »

Continuing Shame in the Case of the Cuban Five

by Wayne Smith

Oct-17-2013 | Article

The case of the Cuban Five serves as a blight on the standing of U.S. justice according to Smith... Read More »

After Chávez, a Chance to Rethink Relations With Cuba

by Robert White

NY Times, Mar-07-2013 | Article

The death of Hugo Chávez presents an opportunity to rekindle the U.S. relationship with Latin American countries. Cuba can then become a "multilateral challenge" if both Americas can work together to instigate Cuban democratic reform... Read More »

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CIP in the Press
  • Laura Carlsen on Counter Punch Radio: Episode 84

    Laura Carlsen

    Counter Punch Radio, 04-26-17

    In a special bonus episode this week, Eric chats with Laura Carlsen, director of the Americas Program at the Center for International Policy, as she travels with the Caravan against Fear through the Southwest. The conversation touches on everything from Trump's racist policies and the fantasies upon which their based, to US strategic objectives in Latin America; from economic contradictions in the US-Mexico relationship, to the motives behind the drug war and Jeff Sessions' idiotic war on weed...Read More »

  • CNN panelist nails Trump’s ‘P.T. Barnum foreign policy’ as the ‘mother of all distractions’

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    Raw Story, 04-17-17

    “Is there a new Trump doctrine in the making, or has the president simply found a formula for distracting the public and the media from his troubles at home?” wrote William Hartung, the director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, on CNN...Read More »

  • Does Trump Stand to Profit Personally Off the Wars

    William D. Hartung interviewed

    Democracy Now!, 04-11-17

    Does President Trump stand to personally profit off the wars he is escalating in Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Somalia and beyond? That’s the question many are asking, after it emerged that Trump has personally invested in Raytheon, the military contractor who makes the Tomahawk missiles used in the U.S. strike on a Syrian airbase last week. Raytheon’s stocks briefly surged after the attack...Read More »