Under Re-Construction…

Hello again! I started the blog in 2007; however, more than our fair share of a few technical glitches a few months ago -- some more serious than others -- and the editors opted to, essentially, start over. The older posts we can recover shall be reposted in due course. Next time, I'll hire an expert to [...]

Washington Post: Iran has reinvented the hostage crisis, 40 years later

"What is lacking is not law or policy," said Jason Poblete, a Washington-based lawyer who has represented U.S. citizens held hostage abroad, including current and former hostages of the Iranian regime. "It's political will to make resolution of these cases a global priority among affected stakeholders." Read the entire story at The Washington Post.

Nicaragua for Nicaguarans, Not NGOs IOs or Other Foreign Meddlers

Yesterday at the Organization of American States (OAS), I met up with colleagues and friends from Nicaragua and the Nicaragua Diaspora from throughout the United States in Washington, D.C. They were in town to raise awareness about the ongoing crisis in Nicaragua with U.S. policymakers. I was not expecting to make remarks but addressed the [...]

Havana Syndrome Perpetrators Must Be Held to Account, Victims Provided the Help they Need

The Cubans knew; now they have no clue. The Russians, the Chinese, or maybe even the North Koreans, heck, perhaps the Iranians. Just about rogue or rube has been roped in by reporters, policy experts, and conspiracy theorists to explain Havana syndrome's cause. Yet, the focus must remain on what is known, particularly Cuba and [...]