Biden’s Cuba policy is stuck on Trump’s autopilot

Source: Responsible Statecraft
by Geoff Thale

“In its first six months the Biden administration has moved to undo much of the damage done by his predecessor’s ‘America First’ unilateralism, realigning U.S. policies more closely with those of its Western allies and resuming some of former President Obama’s approaches to international issues. But there remains one country where the administration’s approach appears frozen in aspic: Cuba. That became abundantly clear last week when the U.S. delegation at the United Nations General Assembly voted against a resolution condemning Washington’s 60-year-old trade embargo against the island. No less than 184 countries voted for the resolution; only Israel joined Washington in opposition — essentially confirming that, on Cuba, Washington is at odds with ‘the international community’ that Biden has pledged to embrace and that former President Trump held in such contempt.” (07/03/21)