Cuba Balances Reform With Defending the Revolution

Cuba Balances Reform With Defending the Revolution
Cuban dissident Miguel Alberto Ulloa holding his prison release document, Havana, Cuba, Jan. 9, 2015 (AP photo by Ramon Espinosa).

In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s editor-in-chief, Judah Grunstein, and host Peter Dörrie discuss the challenges facing NATO, South Sudan’s unstable peace, and Kim Jong Un cementing his power at North Korea’s party congress. For the Report, Ted Henken, joins us to explain what normalization with the U.S. and reforms mean for Cuba’s economy and political opposition.


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Relevant articles on WPR:

From Russia to Refugee Crisis, NATO Faces Biggest Test Since the Cold War

Machar’s Return Only the First Step in Bringing South Sudan Back Together
North Korea Party Congress Shows Kim’s Power—and Subtle Outreach to U.S.
Between Reforms and Repression, Can Cuba’s New Forces of Change Succeed?

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

Al Jazeera English: Capitalism Taking Root in Cuba
C-SPAN: President Obama’s Address to the Cuban People
PBS NewsHour: President Obama and President Castro’ Full News Conference from Cuba

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