“Cuba will be seen as complicit in Putin’s attempt to redraw the map of Europe and upend the world order.”
“Putin has shown – particularly to China – that he is obsessed with restoring Russian control over Ukraine even if it means threatening the interests and good will of his allies and friends.”
“Florida’s politicians need to assess the Ukraine issue in a broader historical context…Glib attempts to recast Putin as somehow aligned with America’s and Florida’s interests suggests a reckless case of amnesia.”
“A nuclear exchange…if it did not bring about civilization’s end, would make him a pariah not just to the world’s democracies but also to China.”
Ambassador Hare argues that Putin’s real goal is to “swallow Ukraine” and restore the historical power of imperial Russia, “not to bring the world to nuclear war.”
As the crisis in Ukraine continues to unfold, the Pardee School asked its faculty of leading international affairs scholars and practitioners to share their thoughts on how they believe the leaders of the world – particularly Russia and the U.S. – should act.
Ambassador Hare argues that the Cuban government is clearly reverting to Cold War-era strategies against protest movements claiming, “they’ve lost the narrative, the battle of ideas, especially with young people.”
“The private, painstaking discourse of diplomacy is fading fast. The United Nations needs to urge its members to reassert the values and give new attention to how diplomacy is conducted, building on existing conventions.”
“What Cuba’s government has always dreaded is a coordinated movement, as opposed to sporadic protests…They see it as the possible genesis of an organized rival political movement.”
Professors Garčević, Erik Goldstein, Hare, Najam, Selin, Storella, and Weinstein took part in UNITAR’s Executive Summer Programme on Innovations in Science Diplomacy, which aims to triangulate education, research and leadership.
“The actual issues given by Trump and Pompeo…would normally be dealt with by diplomacy if the country were any other but Cuba.”
“Will they open up key sectors…to foreign investment or allow small businesses to engage in manufacturing, exports and build more than mini enterprises?”
“The [U.S.] is uniquely placed to make a diplomatic difference on how Cuba could evolve in the near future under a new cadre of civilian leadership.”
Ambassador Hare discusses unrest between artists and the Cuban government as well as the use blame pinned on the U.S.
Ambassador Hare discusses Cuba’s medical diplomacy, a practice that has sent many of its doctors doctors abroad to combat the coronavirus.
Amid COVID-19, global diplomacy, “the principal team game that is supposed to bolster global security and prosperity is hardly being played.”
Ambassador Paul Hare’s letter to the editor in The Economist discusses diplomatic reform and the coronavirus pandemic.
Ambassador Paul Hare discussed U.S.-Cuba relations during a U.S. Department of Defense webinar.
Paul Hare quoted in a Financial Times news story on Cuba’s medical diplomacy in the times of COVID-19.
Pardee School’s Beyond the Headlines (BtH) series grapples with the implications of diplomacy in digital times.