Friday, April 1, 2016

Back to Cuba: End of last remnants of Cold War

Old Havana from street level, with the Capitolio in the background.
Photograph by 'Christophe Meneboeuf', using under CC-BY-SA License
Last week I was watching 'Thirteen Days' - a movie about Cuban missile crisis and its handling by JFK and his team. Movie was good. It may be ironic that I watched the movie at a time when Cuba - US relations are going through a rapprochement path. If they truly reconcile, then it will mark an end of last remnants of Cold war era political tensions.

Visiting Cuba and accelerating reconciliation process may be the most important thing Obama did during presidential term as far international relations are concerned. Relationship is not going to change overnight; but it will certainly set a lot of things in motion and eventually set the stage for full normalization.

Raul Castro’s government also deserves appreciation for this new chapter in US-Cuba relations. Let's hope for the best...


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