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In 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower officially severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, shuttering the United States embassy in Havana. The move marked the beginning of half a century of diplomatic hibernation, a sleep so deep that it survived the thawing of the Cold War by a full generation. Then, on December 17, 2014, those relations were roused from their slumbe...
The civil war in Syria has wide and complex knock-on effects for the region and world politics. One area which will come under severe strain is the Eastern Mediterranean where Russia, in particular, has a strong stake in maintaining maritime trade and giving its navy access to a warm water port.
THE FAILURE of the Unite...