Optimism For Diplomacy

The release of five American prisoners held in Iran was the culmination of a sustained diplomacy between the US and Iran.  By directly engaging with Iran, the US was able to secure a landmark nuclear deal, lift the economic sanctions in Iran and secure a prisoner exchange program. There is hope that in this environment of... Continue Reading →


A Moment of Opportunity and Hope

At the seventh Summit of the Americas in Panama, Cuba's presence was celebrated after having been shunned for the last six years.  Cuba's presence was recognized by every leader.  The highlight was perhaps the handshake and press conference between President Obama and Raul Castro. President Obama said the US will not be imprisoned by the... Continue Reading →

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