November 13, 2019

21st-century geopolitics of the Caribbean

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By Andrew Korybko From Geopolitica.ru Cuba (IMAGE left) The Caribbean Sea is commonly thought of as a “US lake” separating the two American continents, and it’s pretty much been under Washington’s exclusive influence since the beginning of the 20th century. Cuba is of course the exception to this state of affairs, but even that seems […]

A former KGB spy explains how Americans have been historically naive about the Russians

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By Noah Friedman and Alana Kakoyiannis From Business Insider Jack Barsky, a former KGB spy and author of “Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America,” explains how Americans have historically been naive about the Russians. Following is a transcript of the video. This is a much more complex world […]

Castro—colossus of the Caribbean

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By Raffique Shah From Trinidad Express In response to a request from one young reporter for me to comment on Fidel Castro after the legendary Cuban leader died last Friday, I blurted out: he was a colossus of the Caribbean who walked the world stage tall like a giant. I don’t know if my one-sentence […]

OPINION: Should America take a page from the Russians and grab Cuba?

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By Peter Binose From Caribbean360 We must ask, we must consider in the light of Russia’s behaviour, would the Americans be better off destroying the kind of Cuba that we currently have says Peter Binose. KINGSTOWN, St Vincent, Monday March 31, 2014 – I can understand the Russians feeling threatened,  deeply worried about a European […]