After U.S. President Barack Obama's historic decision to resume some diplomatic and economic ties with Cuba on Wednesday, many wonder what this will mean for U.S. foreign assistance to the island. Two sticky points are USAID's recent spying controversy and Cuba's status as state sponsor of terrorism.

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  • Claire Luke

    Claire is a journalist passionate about all things development, with a particular interest in labor, having worked previously for the Indonesia-based International Labor Organization. She has experience reporting in Cambodia, Nicaragua and Burma, and is happy to be immersed in the action of D.C. Claire is a master's candidate in development economics at the George Washington Elliott School of International Affairs and received her bachelor's degree in political philosophy from the College of the Holy Cross.