New AtlanticistAug 11, 2021
Cuba’s protests have ebbed. But the forces that fueled them are as powerful as ever.
By Jason Marczak, Wazim Mowla
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.
In the NewsJul 23, 2021
Kroenig and Ashford consider the future of war in outer space and cyber space
By Atlantic Council
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 […]
New AtlanticistApr 1, 2020
Reconciling sanctions and humanitarian need during COVID-19
By Brian O’Toole
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.
EconoGraphicsJun 3, 2019
US Cuba policy: EU and Canadian firms to suffer?
By BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY SHIQING HUA, FRANCIS AUBEE, AND NICK BROWN
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.
New AtlanticistMar 13, 2019
Trump’s new Cuba policy threatens to reignite historic disagreement with key allies
By Samantha Sultoon
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.