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Cuba-US Relations during Trump’s First Year

In this interview with BBC World News, Michael Shifter discusses the current state of relations between the US and the island nation, what we know so far regarding the sonic attacks to US diplomats in Havana, and what we can expect after the 2018 change of leadership if Cuba.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC World News

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The Deterioration of Bilateral Relations with Cuba

Ultimately it is the Cuban government itself that will determine whether Cubans’ hopes and ambitions are met. The current deterioration in diplomatic relations is likely to strengthen those in both the United States and Cuba who favor the familiar comfort of a static Cold War antagonism over the rising expectations generated by a new US-Cuba dynamic.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Cuba Posible

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US Pulls Embassy Staff from Cuba after ‘Sonic Attacks’

A recent series of attacks on American personnel in Cuba has left officials in both countries confused. As investigations into the origins of the mysterious symptoms that have affected 21 members of the U.S. intelligence and diplomatic corps continue, there have already been implications for relations between the two countries. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that about half of the embassy’s staff would be recalled. In an interview with BBC, Michael Shifter discussed the attacks and the effect they may have on U.S.-Cuba relations moving forward.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ BBC World News

2018: sin vértigo ante la incertidumbre

Cuba atravesará el umbral del año 2018 con grandes desafíos por resolver. El país demanda un renovado, o nuevo, pacto social.

Roberto Veiga González

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ 2018: sin vértigo ante la incertidumbre

¿Volverá Trump a congelar las relaciones con Cuba?

Sigue siendo un misterio lo que Donald Trump planea hacer con respecto a la política cubana. Al principio de su campaña, pensó que la iniciativa de Obama era bienvenida, incluso con retraso. En el último mes de la carrera presidencial, cuando sus consejeros contaron votos en Florida, revirtió el rumbo y prometió detener la normalización hasta que Cuba se vuelva democrática.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Infolatam

Political Developments in Cuba: A conversation with Rafael Hernández

On November 4th, the Dialogue co-hosted an event with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA) to discuss the latest political developments in Cuba with guest Rafael Hernández, editor of the Cuban periodical Temas, on a variety of economic and political developments occurring in Cuba.

Tim Mahony

Event Summaries ˙

Obama’s Best Week

Obama’s legacy in Latin America continues to be strengthened as US-Cuba relations move in a positive direction.

Michael Shifter

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ El Tiempo

Bad Habits Can Derail Negotiations in Cuba

Fidel Castro, or at least the message released in his name, tepidly endorsed the decision to normalize relations between the US and Cuba.

Peter Hakim

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Infolatam

Cuba and the US

A normalization of relations will now push Cuba to view its problems as its own, and not as a result of failed US policy.

Murat Dagli

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How Interested Are Companies in Cuba?

What benefits and drawbacks will companies encounter in investing in Cuba?

Carlos Saladrigas, Matthew Aho, José R. Cárdenas, Scott J. Morgenstern