The President of the United States Donald Trump has announced US withdrawal from some of the agreements signed by former president Barak Obama on Cuba's relations. The move, partly expected, is not a return to Cold War or a new phase of anti-Cuban sentiment, but simply a desperate attempt to swing attention from personal troubles. … Continue reading Trump’s Cuban U-Turn: Another Desperate Attempt to Save his Presidency.
The recent escalation in Syria, with the US attacking for the first time directly the Syrian territory, has taken many by surprise and confusion. To some commentators, is the sign of the unpredictability of Donald Trump, for others the continuous with a policy always directed to the change of regimes, for others more is the … Continue reading Here We Go Again: Syrian Deja Vu
The election of Donald Trump as US president sparked controversy and debate around the world about his suitability to lead the world most powerful country. Trump, with his unconventional and out of protocol actions, has been under intense scrutiny, and judgment, as no other politician has ever been around the world. Actions and presidential decrees, … Continue reading Trump vs The Media: Fake News for Fake Politics
The meeting between US President Barak Obama and the Cuban leader Raul Castro, held in Panama during the Summit of the Americas, was the first formal talks between the two countries in more than fifty years. The talks follow up the historic thaw announced in December 2014 when both leaders agreed it was time to … Continue reading US-Cuba Thaw, 2nd Round: Formalising Intentions, Testing Obstacles Ahead
World leaders have welcomed the historic deal reached between Cuba and US on easing their diplomatic tensions and restrictions as a concerted aim to reverse 50 years of hostility.While the agreement is seen as the major achievement in the diplomatic relations between the two countries it leaves nonetheless a long road ahead to normalise completely … Continue reading US-Cuba Historic Deal: Reasons Behind and Difficulties Ahead
The recent anniversary for the fall of Berlin Wall, united with the increased tensions between Unites States and Russia have brought to attention the Cold War in both the memory of what it used to be and what it can be in the near future. If the official Cold War ended from the wall disappearance, … Continue reading The Cuban Embargo: The Last Piece of the Berlin Wall?
The recent re-election of Dilma Roussef as Brazilian president confirmed a trend already in motion since the end of the Cold War, a shift towards the left of many Latin American countries. Unlike the European counterparts, where the end of the Cold War put in disarray all socialist and communist parties, in Latin America a … Continue reading Latin America’s turn to the left: a 21st century political laboratory