Totalitarian Regime Leaders, Not U.S. Sanctions, Keep Humanitarian Trade from The People in Iran and Cuba

One of many shibboleths tossed about by opponents of U.S. sanctions policy is that it hurts the people, not the intended targets. That is one of the reasons why there have been changes in U.S. law to address this alleged argument. The real reason for changes to sanctions laws in this space: money for certain [...]

Spain, the Unreliable

Spain has been providing anemic lifelines to failed, left-wing dictatorial governments in Latin America for decades including Communist Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and many others. They rarely, if ever, cooperate with the United States to advance the cause of liberty in the Americas. Now Spain is allegedly selling modern weapons to gross violators of human rights [...]

To Solve The Venezuela Crisis, Target Havana-Managua-Caracas

Venezuela has been in a political and economic slow boil for nearly 15 or so years and, lately, it has become a regional and, arguably, a hemispheric crisis. Many Latin America policy experts want to directly intervene in Venezuela; some policymakers have suggested U.S. military engagement. In the long run but with one exception, the United [...]