Sun, Aug 15, 2021

O’Toole quoted in VOA Russian on Russia’s response to Cuba protests

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In the News by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economy & Business

Wed, Aug 11, 2021

Cuba’s protests have ebbed. But the forces that fueled them are as powerful as ever.

The street protests have calmed down, at least for now, but this is still a perilous moment for the island—with the Cuban people in need of continued backing.

New Atlanticist by Jason Marczak, Wazim Mowla

Caribbean Cuba

Tue, Aug 10, 2021

State of the Order: Assessing July 2021

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Blog Post

Americas China

Fri, Jul 23, 2021

Kroenig and Ashford consider the future of war in outer space and cyber space

On July 23, Foreign Policy published a biweekly column featuring Scowcroft Center deputy director Matthew Kroenig and New American Engagement Initiative senior fellow Emma Ashford discussing the latest news in international affairs. In this column, they discuss the future commercialization and militarization of space, calling for cooperation and international standards to help guide future space exploration and […]

In the News by Atlantic Council

Arms Control China

Thu, Jul 15, 2021

O’Toole quoted in VOA Russian on Russia’s response to Cuba protests

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In the News by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economy & Business

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Spotlight: 10 Questions for Latin America and the Caribbean

As February begins, we can now look ahead to the rest of the year with our annual predictions of what may or may not transpire in this unpredictable world.

Spotlight by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Brazil Caribbean

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Reconciling sanctions and humanitarian need during COVID-19

As the world economy shuts down to try to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, the humanitarian collateral effects of sanctions become more pronounced and potentially deadly. But the argument that the United States should unilaterally roll back sanctions draws a false dichotomy; sanctions do not have to be suspended or rolled back for the United States to better address humanitarian concerns.

New Atlanticist by Brian O’Toole

Cuba Economic Sanctions

Mon, Jun 3, 2019

US Cuba policy: EU and Canadian firms to suffer?

On April 17 2019, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced an important change in the United States’ policy toward Cuba: Title III of the Cuban Liberty and Democracy Solidarity Act of 1996 (LIBERTAD Act) would no longer be suspended. As a result of this decision, US claimants can now seek compensation for property confiscated by the Castro government. The move has important implications for US and foreign companies doing business in Cuba. This edition of the EconoGraphic explains the history and purpose of the LIBERTAD Act, evaluates the policy’s potential impact on US allies’ economic interests in Cuba, and highlights its implications for the pressure campaign against the Maduro regime in Venezuela.


Cuba Economic Sanctions

Sat, Apr 27, 2019

Sultoon in Las Vegas Sun: Trump Pursuing The Right Goals In Cuba, But In The Wrong Way

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In the News by Samantha Sultoon


Wed, Mar 13, 2019

Trump’s new Cuba policy threatens to reignite historic disagreement with key allies

While the Trump administration is right to support human rights and shifts to democracy in both Cuba and Venezuela, this is a shortsighted, ineffective way to achieve such laudable policy objectives.

New Atlanticist by Samantha Sultoon

Cuba Economic Sanctions