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Biden Administration Agenda: Domestic and Foreign Policy Minefields

Biden Administration Agenda: Domestic and Foreign Policy Minefields Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (28 April 2021) — President Biden’s domestic and foreign policy agendas are packed with many urgent and complex issues. While domestic issues are subjected to much media attention and public discourse, international affairs are often dealt with through quiet diplomacy, thus escaping the glaring light of the media in the early stages. The Biden administration is engaged in prudent diplomatic...

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Tillerson’s Jamaica visit will divide CARICOM, Unless…

Tillerson’s Jamaica visit will divide CARICOM, Unless… Ambassador Curtis A. Ward While Secretary Rex Tillerson’s scheduled visit to Jamaica has been received with some level of scepticism, any visit by a U.S. Secretary of State to Jamaica should be welcome news. Ordinarily, such visits are expressions of good working relationships, and often used to strengthen ties even further.  On the other hand, there are also visits by U.S. Secretaries of State which are triggered by disagreements on...

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Rescinding DACA is Immoral: We are all in this together!

Rescinding DACA is Immoral: We are all in this together! Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (08 Sept. 2017) — When President Donald Trump turned back the clock by rescinding DACA it was perhaps the most immoral act of his presidency to date. If it wasn’t for a fact the majority of Americans are in favor of DACA, America, a country that prides itself in leading the world in setting moral standards, would be at the back of the line. In saying this, I acknowledge there are many countries around...