The power of positive thinking has often warped American foreign policy, as a new book by Barbara Ehrenreich suggests.
Besides being unsustainable from a logistical standpoint, the heightened military response to the pirate attacks probably won’t work because it doesn’t address the root causes of this menace to maritime security.
As Fidel fades into history, Cuba again appears on the verge of change. New leadership in Havana may create the conditions for a long-awaited warming in U.S.-Cuba relations.
As Latin America’s leftward political shift grows deeper roots, U.S. influence over the region is declining.