Washington’s progressive normalization of relations with Cuba accelerates the process of (irreversible) change on the island, increases Obama’s prestige in Latin America and gives credibility to the American project of continental integration.
Gustavo Palomares, PhD in Political Science, is a European professor at the UNED and an American Foreign Policy Professor at Spain's Diplomatic School of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. He has been awarded an Honors Doctorate degree in Spain and a European Degree in Political Research. He has led numerous international cooperation projects with Latin America. He is currently the Executive Coordinator of the Colombia's Laboratory for Peace PF, the most important EU program in the Andean region. He has published many books and articles on: International Cooperation; International Relations; European Politics Integration; Common Foreign and Security Policy in the European Union; International Relations Theory; American Politics and Government. He is also a habitual contributor to magazines (Temas; Política Exterior; Revista Universitaria y Sistema) and newspapers (El País and La Vanguardia).
The new leadership, or managing differences
There is a moderate presidency in store for the United States, one that will pursue gestures of solidarity more so than confrontation, but will also be marked by very controversial decisions to face up to the changes in the national and international economic, financial, and political systems.
Maintaining the strategy of containment and the leadership that is waiting on us
The United States (and a large part of the world) has not been able to offer new mentalities, revitalized methods, nor new ways of approaching the most urgent global problems. The author explains that real change, that Yes we can for the international system as well, will only be possible if Barack Obama wins the presidency of our global village in November.
- The Multipolar World of Barack Obama
por José María Peredo Pombo