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Biden Must Not Return To Obama-Era Cuba Policies

by Kiron K. Skinner, James Jay Carafanovia The Hill
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

The Cuban people continue to cry for freedom. The Cuban regime continues to press, harass and arrest protesters, while organizing counter demonstrations. Both are waiting to see what Washington does next.

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Four Factors Will Shape Future U.S. Policy In Middle East

by James Jay Carafanovia The Caravan
Tuesday, June 15, 2021

The future Middle East matters to the United States. Peace, stability and prosperity in the region impacts our vital interests. The four factors outlined here could dramatically affect the U.S. capacity to safeguard our interests in the near to mid-term.


Why Is Joe Biden Ignoring Colombia?

by Kiron K. Skinner, David Shedd, James Jay Carafanovia National Interest
Friday, May 21, 2021

The Biden administration needs to weigh carefully its actions if Colombia is to be spared from further political and economic deterioration.

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Why America Needs A Strategy For America’s Backyard

by James Jay Carafano, Kiron K. Skinner, David Sheddvia National Interest
Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Atlantic region is a huge and geopolitically complex area. From Greenland and Iceland in the north to Antarctica in the south, it covers approximately forty-six million square miles. It touches eighty littoral nation-states and dependent or autonomous territories—all pursuing a diverse set of interests and all confronting diverse geopolitical challenges.

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Why Donald Trump Needs A Supportive State Department

by James Jay Carafano, Kiron K. Skinnervia The National Interest
Friday, August 28, 2020

The State Department has scores of talented career officials and political appointees, but it is not enough. Any successful future diplomacy, by this or another administration, will require both greater support from within the State Department and greater interagency backing.