The Colombia Accord: When Negotiations and Concessions are Necessary

by Paul R. Pillar The peace accord between the Colombian government and the guerrilla group known as the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia or FARC deserves our applause and our support. It makes possible the end of one of the… Continue Reading  

Venezuela: Failed State in Latin America?

by John Feffer Venezuela is at the mercy of its fluids. For a country that depends on oil for 95 percent of its exports, the prolonged drop in the price of crude has been a serious financial blow. If nothing… Continue Reading  

American Strength in Dialogue and Engagement

by Paul R. Pillar Fidel Castro has put out on media run by the Cuban Communist Party a rambling piece that is a reply of sorts to what President Obama said during his recent visit to Cuba, and especially to… Continue Reading  

Cuba: Hope and Change?      

by John Feffer There are a number of no-go zones in the world for Barack Obama these days. Damascus is enemy territory. Most of Iraq and Afghanistan are too dangerous. Pyongyang has never hosted a sitting U.S. president, and Kim… Continue Reading  

Rudolf Hess in Guantanamo

by Paul R. Pillar Spandau Prison in Berlin was a red brick structure, on the western side of the city, constructed in the 1870s with the capacity to hold several hundred inmates. The Nazis later used it to detain some… Continue Reading