Beijing gives boost to Fidel

by Toby Westerman -- With all the attention paid to the immigration tragicomedy involving Elian Gonzalez, little notice has gone to Cuba's move to modernize its telecommunications and computer capabilities -- or more…

Russian-Afghan war looms

by Toby Westerman -- Russia could launch a "preventive" military attack on fundamentalist Moslem forces in Afghanistan, which are reported to be massing along the border shared with several former Soviet republics, more…

Castro's Strong friend in U.N.

by Toby Westerman -- Maurice Strong, special adviser to the U.N. secretary-general on reform, recently concluded a visit to Cuba, promising greater cooperation and economic assistance to the communist-ruled island, according to more…

Putin's power play

by Toby Westerman -- Russian President Vladimir Putin has found it "expedient" to make changes in the Russian system of government, which will weaken regional governments while substantially increasing his own power, more…

Castro's next U.S. campaign

by Toby Westerman -- After declaring victory in the Elian Gonzalez case, Cuban President Fidel Castro has announced that his communist state will now turn its attention to toppling the Cuban Adjustment more…

Moscow lashes out at Congress

by Toby Westerman -- According to official sources, the government of Russian President Vladimir Putin has accused the U.S. House of Representatives of seeking to "drive a wedge" between Russia and the more…

Castro's propaganda machine cranks up

by Toby Westerman -- According to official Cuban government sources, "Cuban solidarity activists in the United States are gearing up for demonstrations" for the return of Elian Gonzalez to Cuba in anticipation more…

Soviet Union makes comeback?

by Toby Westerman -- At a press conference following the dedication of a major WWII battlefield memorial, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated that no obstacles would prevent the unification of Russia, Ukraine more…

Castro calls Cuban Americans 'terrorist mob'

by Toby Westerman -- Cuban President Fidel Castro is describing Cuban Americans as a "terrorist mob," declaring that immigrants to the United States are "lured by ostentatious luxury and extravagance," and condemning more…

Castro cries 'betrayal'

by Toby Westerman -- In a stunning turn of events, an official statement issued by the Cuban government charges the U.S. State Department with a "betrayal of good faith" in the case more…