Cuba and the U.S.

The U.S. announced in December 2014 that, after decades of isolation, it has begun taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba, its neighbor to the south. The announcement marks a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War — the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by a crisis in the 1960s into the 21st century.

Featured guests

  • Alana Tummino
  • William LeoGrande
  • Ted Piccone
  • Michael Shifter
  • Carla Robbins
  • John Coatsworth
  • Ernesto Londoño