Thought Leadership

Cuba’s Economy is Stagnating, But it Could Get Worse

Posted On February 17, 2017 by Amanda Mattingly
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More Americans traveled to Cuba in the last year than ever before, thanks to the opening of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and the easing of travel restrictions. Despite the surge in tourism, however, Cuba’s economy continues to stagnate and even contracted in 2016 due to mismanagement by the Cuban government. With the possibility of a cut in Venezuelan subsidies or a reversal of U.S. policies, Cuba’s situation could get worse.

Viewpoint: Atlanta conference to explore health and refugees

Posted On April 26, 2016
Categories Thought Leadership

In Atlanta on May 2, CARE, CSIS and the World Affairs Council have organized a conference to explore health and refugees. The conference will discuss the health needs of those populations at the epicenter of the crisis – those living in war zones – as well as what needs to be done to strengthen regional capacities to assist these populations and how receiving countries meet the health needs of refugees.

The Changing Face of Cuba

Posted On December 18, 2015 by Amanda Mattingly
Categories Thought Leadership

Amanda Mattingly’s article “The Changing Face of Cuba” was inspired by her trip to Havana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad with Ambassador Charles Shapiro and members of the World Affairs Council of Atlanta in April 2015. Amanda and the other participants met with many individuals in Cuba – artists, entrepreneurs, economists, urban planners, foreign and US diplomats among them – who were so generous in sharing their views on Cuba, how the country looks today, and what it may look like tomorrow.