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Appeasement Never Works

And it’s making matters worse in Cuba.

The Media Has Been Reporting Fake News about Castro and Cuba for Years

While the media melts down over “fake news,” Castro’s death generates more of it.

Vicious Teenagers Have Run Cuba for 57 Years

Castro’s revolution has always been deeply unserious — and devastating to ordinary Cubans.

Cuban Hopes for the Papal Visit

Pope Francis has an opportunity to push the Castro regime to demonstrate a new commitment to being the servant of the Cuban people by taking real, tangible steps toward establishing a legal framework for democracy, within which Cubans can work out their own destiny and take responsibility for their country’s future progress.

Pope Francis

What Catholics Forget About World Affairs

For quite some time now, commentary on world politics by leading Catholic officials, here and at the Vatican, has been marked by a certain softness, occasionally bordering on the surreal, that is a continual amazement to non-Catholics in the more Realist sectors of the foreign-policy community.

Castro and the Pope: A Real Conversion?

What might the evidence of a genuine “conversion” on the part of Raúl Castro and the totalitarian regime he leads look like?

Why Is Obama Parroting Castro Talking Points?

Had President Obama been interested in reforming the Cuban regime, he could have asked for it; instead, he asked for and received nothing in exchange for everything the Castros wanted.

Evangelical Challenges for Vatican Diplomacy

The chief purpose of the Vatican’s bilateral diplomacy is to secure the freedom of the Catholic Church to be itself in the countries with which the Holy See has, or wishes to have, diplomatic relations.

The Deal Obama Should Have Made With Cuba

President Obama wasted an opportunity to secure the freedom of thousands of Cuban political prisoners.

Obama’s Cold War Replay

The opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba is the latest, and one fears, not the last in a string of preemptive concessions to vicious regimes by the Obama administration.