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A Change in the Tide: Obama’s Foreign Policy Goal to Renew Cuban-US Relations Sparks Domestic Challenges

BY MELISSA JORDON – The United States placed an embargo on Cuba in 1961. Over half a century later, on December 17, 2014, President Barack Obama ordered diplomatic relations be opened with Cuba as a result of a prisoner exchange negotiated with Raúl Castro and mediated by Pope Francis.[1] The executive order from the White House […]

Fathoming Under the Sea

BY MELISSA JORDON – Seventy-five years ago today, unlimited submarine warfare commenced as German U-boats began sinking passenger liners.[1] While the first ideas to build submarines came centuries before, the first steam-powered naval submarine was built by an American for the U.S. Navy in 1875.[2] A look into the development of law of the seas […]