Louis A. Perez Jr.

Photo by Balint Földesi On May 29, the United States removed Cuba from the list of “state sponsors of terrorism” as one more step toward normalization of relations between the two countries. But, historically, it is the United States that has ... more

Jun 3, 2015 10:07 PM Op-Eds

The task at hand between Cuba and the United States has as much to do with the past as it does with the present. Image credit: Artur Staszewski more

Feb 5, 2015 4:01 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

The controversy surrounding the handshake between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial for Nelson Mandela speaks to the deplorable state of U.S.-Cuba relations. more

Dec 18, 2013 4:51 PM Dispatches

The United States needs to change its policy toward Cuba.For nearly 55 years, over the course of 11 successive U.S. presidential administrations, Washington has treated Havana with hostility -- from the Bay of Pigs invasion and the assassination ... more

Mar 31, 2013 6:37 PM Op-Eds