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The historic opening of US-Cuban relations marks a major reversal of cold war era policies that maintained sanctions on undemocratic nations. Was it a misstep or long overdue, and will the US take a softer approach with rogue nations in the future?

Background

On December 17th, 2014, the Obama administration shocked the nation when the White House issued a statement saying that the US was “changing its relationship with the people of Cuba.” The President later remarked in the year’s State of the Union Address, “In Cuba, we are ending a policy that was long past its expiration date. When what you’re doing doesn’t work for 50 years, it’s time to try something new.” What should they be trying now?

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