On October 27, I participated in a panel on U.S. Policy toward Cuba: Key Considerations for National Security. The forum was sponsored by the Center for Democracy in the Americas and several congressmen, including Congressman Bobby Rush. While most of the panel and the audience were clearly in favor of a policy change, I tried to bring a pragmatic approach to the discussion. Our discussions on Cuba and the current debate over the country’s status were summed up in an article in the Havana Times on October 31. While the article clearly presents a Havana perspective, it is nevertheless worth a read for its take on the ongoing debate.