Cuba and the China Model

Cuba and the China Model

Since coming to power, Cuba’s President Raúl Castro unleashed a series of important, albeit limited, economic reforms to revitalize the stagnant Cuban economy.  Many analysts use the shorthand “Chinese model” to

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Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality

Crackdown on Afro-Cubans destroys myth of racial equality

OSLO, Norway - At the time of Fidel Castro’s takeover of Cuba in 1959, “separate but equal” was the norm in much of the Western world. Castro won plaudits from early supporters for banning the practice of separate

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U.S., Russia ‘reset’ button must focus on counterterrorism

U.S., Russia ‘reset’ button must focus on counterterrorism

May 9 marks the 68th anniversary of Moscow’s Victory Day celebrating the Soviet Union’s triumph in World War II. The anniversary puts President Vladimir Putin on the world stage from Moscow. Arguably the benefactor

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Rethinking the Reset Button: Understanding Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy

Rethinking the Reset Button: Understanding Contemporary Russian Foreign Policy

A former official of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Dr. Evgueni Novikov defected to the United States in 1988 and has utilized his extensive background and experience, to share insights in "Rethinking th

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Book Review of Jorge Vestrynge’s “Peripheral Warfare and Revolutionary Islam”

Book Review of Jorge Vestrynge’s “Peripheral Warfare and Revolutionary Islam”

SFS Executive Director, Joseph M. Humire wrote a book review for the 2012 Spring/Summer issue of the Journal of International Security Affairs.  Mr. Humire reviews Jorge Vestrynge's infamous book on "Peripheral War

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Putin skips the G8 summit — it’s time to re-set our relationship with Russia

Putin skips the G8 summit — it’s time to re-set our relationship with Russia

The Russian “re-set button” that was grandly announced by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton in 2009 was a unilateral gesture -- and thus it’s no surprise the Bear is still smiling. Now with President

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Obama finally gets serious about bringing KSM to justice

Obama finally gets serious about bringing KSM to justice

President Obama’s whirlwind campaign stop in Afghanistan this week, exactly a year after Usama Bin Laden’s death, may make the commander in chief appear tough in punishing those responsible for the worst terrorist at

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Obama’s bipolar approach to terrorism

Obama’s bipolar approach to terrorism

So much for “not spiking the football.” Though President Obama used that analogy to compare mildly excessive football celebrations with his refusal to release photos of a dead Osama bin Laden, the impeccably timed v

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