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Critical Questions on the US-Cuba Rapprochement

It could be naive to think that Obama’s openings to Cuba were just a move to improve relations without expecting any reciprocation in terms of democracy and human rights.

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

Indian Prime Minister Modi’s Visit to the US: The Takeaways

The change of guard in India and its emphasis on economic revitalization has lent new life to a relationship that was criticized for a lack of bold initiatives.

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Review – United States-Africa Security Relations

Kalu & Kieh’s edited collection presents a key understanding of where US-Africa relations should be going, instead of an adequate analysis of where they are now.

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

R2P contains glaring theoretical drawbacks and its practice by Western powers creates the scope for a mix up of humanitarian concerns with their strategic interests.

The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

The Prospects for Improving U.S.-Cuban Relations

If President Obama can summon the courage to take bold steps, he could secure a place in history as the president who finally solved the riddle of Cuba.

Gateways to Peace in Syria: Going Beyond Geneva II

Gateways to Peace in Syria: Going Beyond Geneva II

When negotiations between the US, Russia and Iran grow best in the dark, as they are bound to, Assad will realise that he is an expendable pawn in the game of nations.

The Khobragade Fiasco and the State of Diplomatic Immunity

The Khobragade Fiasco and the State of Diplomatic Immunity

The Devyani Khobragade incident has highlighted the larger issue of diplomatic immunity, with the India-U.S. spat arising out of differing interpretations of this concept.

What Lies Ahead: Accelerating Growth or Secular Stagnation?

What Lies Ahead: Accelerating Growth or Secular Stagnation?

Although recent statistics point to the end of the recession in the Eurozone and the UK, and to economic growth in the US, there are some good reasons to critically examine these ‘recoveries’.

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

The Duality of Syria: Civil War and The War on Terror

Finding a conclusion to the civil war and the ‘War on Terror’ is reliant upon fulfilling the will of the Syrian people without letting them fracture to the point of continuing civil unrest.

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

Review – Brazilian Foreign Policy in Changing Times

In examining 25 years of Brazil’s foreign policy, Vigevani and Cepaluni skillfully employ lessons from the past to inform the course the state must take to outgrow, outcompete, and eventually overtake the U.S.

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Review – Criminal Insurgencies in Mexico

Robert J. Bunker’s wide ranging edited collection provides valuable insight into the activities of Mexican drug cartels and gangs – though the analysis is short on policy prescriptions.

Is the Republican Party Doomed?

Is the Republican Party Doomed?

If the Republican Party does not alter its policy positions, particularly on immigration reform and social issues, it risks becoming a minority party for the foreseeable future.

Review – The United States and the Global Economy

Review – The United States and the Global Economy

In a thought provoking journey introducing his readers to the global economic structures of the Bretton Words era, Frederick Weaver assesses the sustainability of the current form of globalization.

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