Episode 20: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Future of U.S.-Cuba Policy

Guest: Ambassador Charles Shapiro  Obama era Cuba policy rollbacks had begun to thaw relations with the island nation when the Trump Administration reversed some but not all of the re-opening to Cuba. Now with the mysterious health attacks against U.S. diplomats and the expulsion of Cuban diplomats from the U.S., tensions are escalating between the […]

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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The Future of U.S.-Cuba Policy

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Obama era Cuba policy rollbacks had begun to thaw relations with the island nation when the Trump Administration reversed some but not all of the re-opening to Cuba. Now with the mysterious health attacks against U.S. diplomats and the expulsion of Cuban diplomats from the […]

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The Case for Opening Cuba

Last year, the U.S. and Cuba began restoring diplomatic ties and relaxing some trade and travel restrictions. It was a significant thaw in a relationship that has been frosty for more than 55 years. However, it is still a long way from a full-scale lifting of the U.S.’s economic embargo on the island nation. This past […]

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Episode 5: The U.S. and Cuba: Can the Best of Enemies Kiss and Make Up?

As the U.S. and Cuba forge a new path of diplomacy and cooperation, Ambassador (Ret.) Vicki Huddleston, Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana from 1999-2002 and a leading U.S. expert on U.S.-Cuban relations, explored what is next for this historically turbulent relationship. Examining the economic, social, and political implications, Huddleston spoke to what challenges await the U.S. as the doors to Cuba finally re-open.

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The U.S. & Cuba: Can the Best of Enemies Kiss and Make Up?

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum    As the U.S. and Cuba forge a new path of diplomacy and cooperation, Ambassador (Ret.) Vicki Huddleston, Chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Havana from 1999-2002 and a leading U.S. expert on U.S.-Cuban relations, will explore what is next for this historically turbulent […]

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Urban Agriculture in Cuba: film + talk

Please join the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative for a brown bag lunch talk with Cuban agronomist Isis Salcines along with a screening of the film, Tierralismo.  This free event will take place at the CUDC (1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200) on May 27 from noon-1pm. Please bring your lunch–they’ll provide drinks and snacks. About the film… TIERRALISMO […]

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Episode 2 : A Changing Cuba and Its Implications for the United States

President Obama recently announced the most sweeping change in U.S. policy toward Cuba since the 1961 embargo was imposed. Ted Piccone discusses the events that led to this historic change in U.S.-Cuban relations and the changes that have been taking place in Cuba over the recent years. Mr. Piccone is a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution.

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