Mending bridges: the Unfinished Business of the US and Cuba

Understanding the current transition in US-Cuban relations requires a careful analysis of its past. The history of the two countries needs to be evaluated in light of a near/far paradox that has permeated it – while, on the one hand, they are separated by a little over 150 km and their histories have been irremediably intertwined, there is, on the other, an immense divide keeping them apart. Such mutual inevitability, thus, combined to their power asymmetry, was and keeps on being a source of problems.

In “Mending bridges: the Unfinished Business of the US and Cuba”Isa Mendes, analyzes the transformations that made the thaw possible, identifying some of the actors responsible for the successful negotiations, and reflecting about the perspectives and challenges for the future.