What is John Kerry Planning on Cuba???



Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry is going to give a major speech on Cuba on Friday, the 6th of November, at Boston University. Congressman Bill Delahunt (D-MA) — who has been doing much of the heavy lifting on the Freedom to Travel (to Cuba) bill is also going to be at this important conference. What has been interesting to watch in Senator Kerry’s speeches this past year is a tendency to define challenges more clearly than the White…

Diplomacy is the Only Option with Iran



Amidst the debate in Washington surrounding the P5+1 negotiations with Iran over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, the conventional wisdom is that “engagement” with Iran cannot go on forever. If the Obama administration’s talks with Iran don’t bear fruit soon, we must “try something else.” But just what is that “something else.” The only two tactical suggestions I have come across are either the use of military force to take out Iran’s nuclear facilities or “crippling sanctions” that would starve…

LIVE STREAM: Daniel Yergin on What’s Next For Global Energy


Perhaps no one is better positioned to sift through the complicated and interrelated questions surrounding “peak oil,” renewable energy, climate change and energy security, than Cambridge Research Energy Associates Chairman Daniel Yergin. Yergin won a Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Pize: The Epic Quest For Oil, Money & Power, published nearly twenty years ago – and has recently written a new epilogue for the book on the current state of the great energy game. Yergin will be sitting down…