COA’s Eric Farnsworth discussed what the United States and Cuba's renewed diplomatic relationship means. ... Play Video
On December 17, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would reestablish diplomatic relations with Cuba, the biggest shift between the two countries in more than five decades. In an interview with CCTV, COA Vice President Eric Farnsworth said the move was potentially a game changer, but noted that comprehensive change would require congressional action. "The president has taken all the steps that could be expected of the executive to be able to take under U.S. law," Farnsworth said, "but there's another aspect to the relationship between the United States and Cuba, which is codified in U.S. law, namely the embargo." Still, Farnsworth explained what changes are likely to result from the historic policy change and analyzed the bigger picture of U.S.-Cuba relations in light of the countries' increased engagement.
Brazil’s ambassador to the U.S. spoke to Foreign Policy’s David Rothkopf about Brazil on the global stage. ... Play Video
Foreign policy experts debated Brazil's international relations at the Council of the Americas in Washington on November 21. Foreign Policy Editor and FP Group CEO David Rothkopf and Brazilian Ambassador to the U.S. Mauro Vieira talked about Brazil's relationship with the United States, the country's foreign policy direction during the next presidency, and its position among other emerging economies.
Mauro Vieira, Brazilian Ambassador to the United States
David Rothkopf, CEO and Editor of the FP Group, author of the recently released book National Insecurity: Making U.S. Foreign Policy in an Age of Fear
Eric Farnsworth, Vice President, Americas Society/Council of the Americas (moderator)