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Opportunities for Jamaica in new US-Cuba policy

JAMAICA OBSERVER EDITORIAL, December 21, 2014 - HISTORY will absolve President Obama's decision to mend fences with Cuba and his view that the US embargo no longer has any constructive purpose. Jamaica, wisely, has long opposed the embargo and repeatedly called for the end to this policy.
  • Published in Opinion

The Military-Industrial Complex Gets Its Man

President Barack Obama has bungled the job of appointments to key national security positions for the past six years, and the nomination of Ashton Carter will allow him to maintain his streak. Carter is the classic example of the defense intellectual who has labored in the halls of academe, and then becoming extremely hawkish as he or she attains status and influence in the halls of the Pentagon.

Oil Prices and Energy Wars: The Empire of Frack versus Russia

Energy prices started to move downward in late-2014, when Saudi oil began to flood energy markets. Variations of two main schools about this emerged. One school explained things purely on the basis of business interests whereas the other school viewed the drop in oil prices geopolitically.
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