U.S. Money Will Probably Fund Iranian Terrorism, Proliferation

As you read or listen to stories about the implementation about the Iran deal, keep the following in mind: The Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States to deny Iran the ability to support acts of international terrorism and to fund the development and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and …

Even the Clinton Administration Made an “Effort” to enforce U.S. Law, Cuba Sanctions 

In a recently declassified State Department document secured via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a State Department Congressional briefer offers a small glimpse at early Clinton administration efforts to implement and enforce the Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity Act (LIBERTAD or Helms-Burton). Keep in mind that President Bill Clinton signed Helms-Burton in March 1996. This private …

Cuba Will Not Receive a Free Pass on Property Claims

Communist Cuba owes American taxpayers a while lot of money. It is a dirty, yet not so little secret secret that the Obama Administration and their supporters wish would go away. How much does Cuba owe? Potentially hundreds of billions of dollars. With a very few notable exceptions, the Obama administration and Congress have done …

More Lawlessness on Tap For US-Cuba Policy

Several news organizations report this morning that a new set of regulations will be issued that will, among other things, allow U.S. companies to open offices in Cuba, hire Cuban nationals, and otherwise keep chipping away at U.S. sanctions on Cuba. As it has done with immigration, the Iran nuclear deal, ObamaCare, and now with the “Iran deal …

Obama Plays the Clinton Vietnam Card to Normalize Relations With Cuba, but Turns it On Its Head 

The President and his national security team appear to be borrowing elements from President Bill Clinton’s playbook that led to normal relations between the United States and Vietnam. I never thought I’d say this but, Clinton followed a more strategic, albeit flawed approach on normalization with Vietnam than Obama ever will. At least Clinton was forced, …

Iran Nuclear Agreement: A Weapon of Mass Destruction for U.S. and Global Nonproliferation Efforts

Announcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iranian nuclear activities, President Obama claimed it would make “our country and the world safer and more secure.” On the contrary, what the agreement allows; the process by which it was negotiated and will be considered by Congress, will have far-reaching negative consequences on U.S. and …

Cuba: The Difference Between Succession and Transition

University of Miami’s Dr. Jaime Suchlicki and I co-authored a short piece about the difference between succession and transition in Communist Cuba. Earlier this week a client that happens to support President Obama’s rapprochement with the regime, calls me and reads the following excerpt: A normalization of relations with a military dictatorship in Cuba with General …