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Video Clips from National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on New Presidential Directive on Cuba

Watch some video clips from today's important conversation with National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan E. Rice where she reveals a new presidential directive on Cuba.

New Presidential Action on Cuba: A Conversation with National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice

"Already, we’re seeing what the United States and Cuba can accomplish when we put aside the past and work to build a brighter future," said Ambassador Rice during this speech on a new presidential directive on Cuba.   

Developing Climate Resilience: An Island Perspective

“Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time and it calls for a comprehensive and cooperative international approach like we’ve never seen,” said Jainey Bavishi, associate director for climate preparedness at the White House Council on Environmental Policy, at the Wilson Center on October 5. “The leadership of the island nations is essential; they punch well above their weight on this issue.”

Cuba: An American History

In March 2016, President Barack Obama became the first American president to travel to Cuba since the Cuban Revolution of 1959. The trip was the culmination (so far) of an effort by the two governments to normalize relations after more than half a century of conflict and enmity. Ada Ferrer, a leading historian of Cuba, reflects on the ways in which a dynamic understanding of the history of Cuba, and of its long and complex relationship to the US, informs both the real possibilities and dangers attendant on the current moment of rapprochement. 

What Next? Climate Adaptation After Paris

In December 2015, representatives from 195 nations gathered in Paris for the 21stConference of the Parties (COP-21) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. After two weeks of intensive negotiations, countries approved an agreement that charts new territory for global cooperation to address climate change.

Addressing Loss and Damage: Innovative Climate Finance Solutions

The world is entering a new phase of climate change defined by “failure to mitigate sufficiently and failure to adapt sufficiently,” said Saleemul Huq, director of the Bangladesh-based International Center for Climate Change and Development, at the Wilson Center on March 16.

'Year in Review: U.S. Policy Toward a Changing Western Hemisphere': Cynthia J. Arnson Testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on the Western Hemisphere

Stamps, Rum, and Hand Grenades: Fidel Castro’s Recipe for Revolution

CWIHP e-Dossier No. 66

Document 1 –  Mexican Federal Security Directorate (DFS), 'Investigation into a Conspiricy Against the Government of the Republic of Cuba'

Source: Archivo General de la Nacion (AGN), DFS Galeria 1, Versión Pública de Fidel Castro, Leg. 1, Hoja 3-7. Obtained and translated by Renata Keller.