THE QUESTION

With Castro gone, will Cuba become America's 51st state?

Posted by David Ignatius on February 19, 2008 1:20 PM

FROM THE PANEL

Former Washington-based columnist for The Hong Kong Standard, The New York Sun, and Insight on the News, an online weekly published by The Washington Times. Covered economic and political relations between the United States and East Asia, with an emphasis on China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Former chairman of the Hong Kong Journalists' Association. Currently a business executive at a Chinese-language newspaper in Hong Kong.

Treat Cuba Like China

If trading with Communist China is supposed to pave the way to political freedom, then why not with Communist Cuba?

Kin-ming Liu Hong Kong | 60 COMMENTS
Feb 21, 2008 at 11:02 AM
Lamis Andoni is a Middle East consultant for Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based news station. She has been covering the Middle East for 20 years. She has reported for the Christian Science Monitor, the Financial Times and the main newspapers in Jordan. She was a professor at the Graduate School in UC Berkeley.

Cuba As 51st State: Not Then, Not Now

Lamis Andoni Doha, Qatar | 24 COMMENTS
Bill Emmott is the former editor of The Economist magazine, a leading international current affairs publication from England. He is now an independent writer, speaker, and consultant on international affairs.

Fighting Chavez for Cuba

Bill Emmott Great Britain | 31 COMMENTS
Ibsen Martínez is a Venezuelan playwright and novelist. A former telenovela writer based in Caracas, he is now a freelance writer and regular contributor to a number of newspapers, magazines and websites in both Spanish and English. He writes a weekly column for the Caracas daily "Tal Cual." Spanish language newspapers such as Madrid's "El País" and "ABC" as well as Buenos Aires's "La Nación" run his articles on a regular basis. His essays on literary and political subjects have appeared in prestigious magazines such as "La Nouvelle Revue Françoise", Mexico's " Letras Libres", Washington's "Foreign Policy" and The Washington Post's "Outlook" magazine. He also writes a monthly column on Latin American economic issues for the Liberty Fund's website, "Econlib Library (www.econlib.org).

Cuba: The Singapore of the Caribbean

Ibsen Martinez Venezuela | 29 COMMENTS
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