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  Posts on Dec 20, 2014
Vietnam War (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 12/20/14 7:08 am) Surprisingly the Vietnam War has become a topic of WAIS discussion. For a long time, the Vietnam War also characterized the political situation in Italy. Most of the people referring to the memo ... more

Trade Liberalization and the Law in US-Cuba Relations (Timothy Ashby, France, 12/20/14 6:49 am) I have followed the WAIS discussion about Obama's bold decision to restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba. First, a comment on Ric Mauricio's post of 19 December: Most of the Cuban hote ... more

  Posts on Dec 19, 2014
Investing in Cuba; from Ric Mauricio (John Eipper, USA, 12/19/14 8:00 pm) Ric Mauricio sends this response to Randy Black (18 December): Interesting analysis, Randy. You say Americans are way too late to the resort game and that it would take decades more for American ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (Henry Levin, USA, 12/19/14 7:45 pm) I disagree with the recent WAIS missives suggesting that the Obama decision on Cuba simply strengthens the domination and wealth of the Castros. As a Latin Americanist and a follower of Cuba since th ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (Francisco Ramirez, USA, 12/19/14 7:35 pm) We established diplomatic ties with Red China. Did the regime harden as a result of this relationship? No. Are the Chinese people better off today than prior to this development? Yes. If we learn from ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (José Ignacio Soler, Venezuela, 12/19/14 7:10 pm) I could not agree more with Timothy Brown and Francisco Wong-Díaz (19 and 18 December) on their judgment about the consequences of an alleged "normalization" of the US-Cuba relationsh ... more

Thoughts on the "Normalization" of Relations with Cuba (Timothy Brown, USA, 12/19/14 7:17 am) How we forget history! President Carter opened up travel to Cuba. The two biggest results were the enrichment with US dollars of the 10% of Cubans that are the Communist Parties nomenclat ... more

Vietnam War (Massoud Malek, USA, 12/19/14 5:53 am) On 17 December, Timothy Brown wrote: "I continue to be amazed by the ideologically selective moral indignation of those that accept as gospel truth everything bad said about the US, while s ... more

Psychologists and the CIA: a Personal Experience (Leo Goldberger, USA, 12/19/14 5:12 am) On 17 December, John E asked about my experience as a researcher for the US Aerospace Medical Laboratory.  There isn't too much to tell. Briefly, it was not until I received a phone c ... more

  Posts on Dec 18, 2014
Obama`s Cuba Initiative and US Investment (Randy Black, USA, 12/18/14 7:46 pm) Regarding the opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba by the US president, John Eipper said on 18 December, "Expect a flood of US investment and tourism." I believe that we had a similar d ... more

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Founded in 1965 at Stanford University by Prof. Ronald Hilton (1911-2007), WAIS is a political, economic, and religious discussion forum moderated by John Eipper, Adrian College. Contributing members include historians, journalists, military professionals, scientists, and business leaders from around the world.