Latest Americas Analysis
Mariel port in Artemisa province, Cuba, during its inauguration Jan. 27. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

Reforms and Brazil Drive Cuban Potential

A new investment law and the development of Mariel port are important steps toward rehabilitating the country's economy.

A Russian SS-27 Mod 2 thermonuclear intercontinental ballistic missile launcher sits at a base in Teykovo in 2011. (ANDREY SMIRNOV/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S., Russia: A Nuclear Treaty Shows Weaknesses

Russia and the United States see the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty as a constraint and could benefit from ending the agreement.

U.S. Naval Update Map: Dec. 18, 2014

This map shows the approximate locations of U.S. Carrier Strike Groups and Amphibious Ready Groups.