Experts

Esteban Ponce de León

Research Assistant for Latin America, Digital Forensic Research Lab

Digital Forensic Research Lab

Samantha Sultoon

Visiting Senior Fellow, Global Business & Economics Program and Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security

Economic Sanctions Initiative Global Business & Economics Program

Content

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.

EconoGraphics by BY OLE MOEHR | GRAPHICS BY SHIQING HUA, FRANCIS AUBEE, AND NICK BROWN

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

Cuba

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

Thu, Nov 1, 2018

John Bolton takes Latin American ‘troika of tyranny’ to task

“John Bolton made it clear today where the administration is headed on Venezuela, Cuba, and Nicaragua,” Jason Marczak, director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, said.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Cuba Latin America

Thu, Aug 16, 2018

Braga Quoted in Slate on Internet Freedom in Cuba

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In the News by Roberta Braga

Cuba

Sat, Jul 21, 2018

Marczak Quoted in the Washington Post on Cuba’s Constitutional Reforms

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In the News by Jason Marczak

Cuba

Thu, Apr 26, 2018

Mike Pompeo is the New Secretary of State. Now What?

The US Senate on April 26 confirmed former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency Mike Pompeo as the new US Secretary of State. US President Donald J. Trump picked Pompeo, a known foreign policy hawk on issues from Russia to Iran to North Korea, to replace Rex Tillerson at the State Department on March 13. […]

New Atlanticist by Rachel Ansley

Cuba Iran

Thu, Apr 19, 2018

Cuba’s new president sails into choppy waters

For the first time in sixty years, Cuba will be led by a man whose last name is not Castro. However, this reality is unlikely to herald change in Cuba or soften US President Donald J. Trump’s hard line toward the island that sits just ninety miles off the US coast, according to the Atlantic Council’s Jason Marczak.

New Atlanticist by Ashish Kumar Sen

Cuba Venezuela

Wed, Apr 18, 2018

Marzcak in Los Angeles Times: Few Political Changes Likely As Cuba Moves on From Six Decades Under the Castro Brothers

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In the News by Jason Marczak

Cuba

Tue, Feb 27, 2018

Braga in Palm Beach Post: Leadership Transition in Cuba Promises Continuity

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In the News by Roberta S. Braga

Cuba