The horror in Brussels is unforgivable. Few can deny, though, that some of the worst policies of the U.S. and its allies serve as recruitment tools for ISIS and other groups.
During President Obama's historic visit to Cuba this week, Americans need to at least consider the perspective from the Cuban side of the Florida Straits divide.
On July 20, history was made in Washington, D.C., and in Havana, Cuba. As the Cuban national anthem was played, the island nation's flag was raised over its embassy in Washington, D.C.
For the first time in more than half a century, the presidents of the U.S. and Cuba have had a formal meeting. Barack Obama met with Cuban President Raúl Castro at the 7th Summit of the Americas.
Stephen Harper met Cuban President Raúl Castro at the Summit of the Americas in Panama City last weekend and used his time with the Cuban leader to lecture him on democracy.
For over a decade, small, dedicated, disparate, sometimes competing groups of political activists have engaged in a seemingly quixotic quest to win the release of five imprisoned Cuban men.
The failed United States policy against Cuba, which has stifled relations between these neighbouring countries and inflicted generations of harm upon the Cuban people, may finally be collapsing.