Commercial revival is the next step as US-Cuba thaw continues

United Nations headquarters, New York, Sept. 29, 2015: US President Barack Obama (R), during a bilateral meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro (source: dpa)
United Nations headquarters, New York, Sept. 29, 2015: US President Barack Obama (R), during a bilateral meeting with Cuban President Raul Castro (source: dpa)

In 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower officially severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, shuttering the United States embassy in Havana. The move marked the beginning of half a century of diplomatic hibernation, a sleep so deep that it survived the thawing of the Cold War by a full generation. Then, on December 17, 2014, those relations were roused from their slumber when Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced they would begin to normalise relations between their two nations. The question now is how far and how fast that process can go.

Events since December have moved at a warp speed by diplomatic standards. On July 1, 2015, President Obama announced that diplomatic relatio...

Not a subscriber yet?

Subscribe now and get the latest in-depth geopolitical analysis and forecasts from GIS’s unrivaled cadre of experts.

Learn more about our subscription plans.

You can also buy this report for €8.99 Buy

Add your comment