Issue Brief posted February 25, 2015
Six Issues the U.S. Should Not Concede to Cuba During Normalization Talks
The U.S. and Cuba will hold the second round of normalization talks on February 27 in Washington, DC. This follows the U.S.’s attempt in late January to negotiate the terms of reestablishing diplomatic relations with the Castro regime. In those talks in Havana, Cuban officials made it clear that the regime will not change its political or economic system, despite the…
Issue Brief posted December 23, 2014
How Congress Should Respond to the President’s Radical Change in Cuba Policy
On Wednesday, December 17, President Obama announced that the U.S. would begin to normalize relations with Cuba. This dramatic policy shift follows the release of American aid worker Alan Gross, who was held hostage for over five years by Castro’s regime, in exchange for three Cuban spies.
Choosing to normalize relations with a regime whose chief export has been an…