the same time the decolonization of africa and southeast asia and ththe middle east -- then all of a sudden, cuba comes in with a global phenomenon. worldly no country in the is more of an imprint of the american domination more than cuba did in the 20th century. so that fidel castro with 6 million of the cubans assumed the political position of challenging the american presence, of minimizing american influence, asked sounding american capital, of breaking diplomatic relations, and then ofhstanding 60 years invasion, multiple embargoations, and an most of it speaks to the resolve not only a fidel castro, but the resolve of the cuban people. amy: professor, the dominant discussion in the u.s. corporate media is that he was a dictator, that he was a killer, that he killed many and imprisoned dissidents. your response to that description? >> i don't know how to respond to that. this is a system that is not reluctant to use repressive means to maintain power. this is a system that has bond a fairly extensive intelligence system, surveillance will step in many ways, i think cuba .ffers a
thesrthtrekroud sees. joni >> southeast asia and her many waterways have long held a certain fascination for the west and perhaps nowhere more than thailand.
in east africa and south sudan and kenya and ethiopia as well as southeast asia, we see this every single day. communities that are overwhelmed by even relatively small droughts or floods are then displaced. one of the shame, which the pentagon highlighted, was the clean energy is one of our best defenses against that because we can build energy resources for poor communities more rapidly with clean energy than with 30 energy, with none of the downside. and that message resonated across u.s. government. state department and usaid and collaborations with the u.k.'s version of the same, with our partners in the nordic countries -- that really galvanized an investment in off grid technologies, mini grids, and a clean energy twist. amy: asad rehman, president obama is not gone yet. he is there for three weeks in january, not to mention all of december and now november. what do you think you should do? i mean, you're talking right now to his climate envoy. the science envoy for the state department. >> as we all recognize, the clock is ticking on human it is ability to tackle the climat
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