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Moving Ahead in Honduras

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
August 1, 2009 |

Honest Talk About the End | Newsweek

July 31, 2009
"What people in Congress need right now is courage," says Len Nichols, a health-care economist with the New America Foundation, "because it's hard to go out ...

Where Cuba Doesn't Belong

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
May 30, 2009 |

In 1962, at a special meeting of the Organization of American States, the Uruguayan resort of Punta del Este became famous for something more than just luxury condos, restaurants and hotels, and catering to the Argentine aristocracy during the holiday season. At that meeting, Cuba was suspended from the regional body, with the Cold War pretext that its espousal of "Marxism-Leninism" and an alliance with the Soviet Union were incompatible with membership in the hemispheric club and its organizations.

‘Sesame Street’: The Show That Counts

  • By
  • Lisa Guernsey,
  • New America Foundation
May 23, 2009 |

This story has been brought to you by the letter S and the numbers 15 and 40. (Or, as the Count might say in his adorable Transylvanian accent, "fivteen and forrrty-HA, HA, HA!") The S, as anyone who has ever watched television can deduce by now, stands for Sesame Street. The 40 is almost as easy: this year marks the 40th anniversary of sunny days, friendly neighbors and the fuzzy creatures who live on that street where the air is sweet.

To Drone or Not To Drone | Newsweek

May 23, 2009
Peter Bergen, author of The Osama bin Laden I Know, also argues that drones "might fatally undermine US efforts" as people on the ground feel besieged. A poll last year bore this out: 52 percent of Pakistanis blame the US for rising violence; ...

File Under ‘Hodgepodge' | Newsweek

May 2, 2009

"Whatever is done has to be accompanied by a whole series of other changes," says Shannon Brownlee, Schwartz senior fellow for the New America Foundation, which is in the forefront of studying this issue. "There are a whole series of good little ideas...

..."All doctors think they're practicing good medicine," says Len Nichols, director of the health-policy program at New America...

Last of the True Believers? | Newsweek

April 25, 2009
"He is the candidate Rush Limbaugh and countless others who embrace the cause of shrinking government have been waiting for," writes conservative journalist Reihan Salam: more Barry Goldwater than George W. Bush. A savvy salesman, Sanford clearly ...

How Fidel Snookered Everyone

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
April 25, 2009 |

Geopolitics makes for strange bedfellows indeed. After President Barack Obama's performance at last weekend's Summit of the Americas (and before that, on a quick visit to Mexico City) nearly everyone in Latin America and the United States was applauding the new president and fawning over his impressive performance. Everyone, that is, except for American conservatives, such as Newt Gingrich, and ... Fidel Castro. How in the world did Gingrich and an obviously rejuvenated Fidel end up as political blood brothers?

Why Washington Worries | Newsweek

March 14, 2009
Peter Bergen of CNN says that "doing deals with the Taliban today could further destabilize Afghanistan." "It's change for change's sake," Gelb writes ruefully. Ah, if we just kept in place all those Bush-era policies that were working so well.

The Plot Against the Castros

  • By
  • Jorge Castaneda,
  • New America Foundation
March 14, 2009 |

For years, two tidbits of conventional wisdom have dominated debates among Cubanologists (a tropical subspecies of former Kremlinologists). First, that Deputy Prime Minister and economic czar Carlos Lage has been in charge of running the island economy since the early '90s, and, despite differences of opinion regarding his performance, was seen as one of the most likely successors to Fidel Castro's brother and successor, Raúl.

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