The Beginning of Progress: Obama Loosens the Embargo

Background In 1959, Fidel Castro came to power over one of the United States’ closest neighbors, Cuba.  Since then, the two countries have been at odds. As the new Cuban régime began forming trade agreements with the Soviet Union, communalizing U.S.-owned properties, and increasing taxes on American imports, the U.S. responded with economic retribution. President […]

The Wrong Type of Ceasefire: Russia and The ISS

In war, a ceasefire is usually a good sign. Usually, it means two sides have come to an agreement. However, when that ceasefire is a cease in the firing of rockets to the International Space Station due to a Russian refusal to sell rockets to the United States, “usual” is thrown out the window.  Russia […]