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Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy in Latin America and Caribbean?

Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy in Latin America and Caribbean? Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (23 Dec. 2018) — I pose this question to the governments of sovereign countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC): Who’s afraid of Trump’s China Policy? The Trump Administration is determined, working overtly and behind the scenes, to blunt China’s economic and political expansionism in the hemisphere. Curbing China in all regions of the world is a policy of the Trump...

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Sanctions and Regime Change – Iran and Venezuela

Sanctions and Regime Change – Iran and Venezuela Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (22 May 2018) –When President Barack Obama first imposed sanctions on Venezuela in 2015, the stated purpose and subsequent actions by the Obama Administration were to effect behavior change in Venezuelan leadership, not to replace the Nicolás Maduro government. There was mounting evidence Maduro was pursuing a non-democratic path; human rights violations were becoming the norm; and rule-of-law and justice in...

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Blackmailing Pakistan is Bad U. S. Policy

Blackmailing Pakistan is Bad U. S. Policy Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (07 January 2018) — Anyone who understands the geopolitical and security dynamics of Pakistan and neighboring countries – Afghanistan, Iran, India, and China – and the complex and variable relationships between and among these countries, must be scratching their heads trying to figure out current U.S. strategy in the region. Arguably, the most plausible conclusion is that by undermining the Pakistani military, as...

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Defying Trump’s Blackmail on UN Vote – Caribbean Countries Divided

Defying Trump’s Blackmail on UN Vote – Caribbean Countries Divided Ambassador Curtis A. Ward (21 December 2017) — The recent decision by President Donald Trump to move the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel was in complete defiance of United Nations resolutions and international norms.  Trump’s decision was in contravention of UN resolutions which have stood for decades. The Palestinians and countries around the world...