In recent years, Vladimir Putin’s Russia has become increasingly strategically interested in Latin America. Despite clear geopolitical goals, the Kremlin’s relationship with the region has been marked by pragmatic realpolitik.
The reports examine five specific areas—transnational security challenges, institutional capacity, economic growth, demographics, and technology—and how they will shape politics, economic and U.S. relations in the Caribbean by 2030.
A cancelled State Department panel on Cuba offers a teachable moment for the U.S. government. The Trump Administration should re-establish appropriate boundaries between politics, policy and intelligence on matters of Cuba.
Havana’s continued restrictions on the private sector (not to mention its ongoing suppression of fundamental political rights and civil liberties) present the greatest obstacle to entrepreneurial success on the island.
Miguel Diaz-Canel, set to replace Raul Castro as president of Cuba after sixty years of Castro rule, will be faced with the challenges of implementing economic reform and sidestepping regional isolation.