My most recent article — with John Kirk — for World Financial Review on the state of U.S-Cuba relations in the Age of Obama:
“Ending the embargo remains the sine qua non for improving US–Cuba relations. While only Congress can eliminate it, Obama is doing his best to eviscerate its provisions. Before he left for Havana, he changed rules to allow American dollar transactions. In Havana, he committed himself to redoubling efforts to end the embargo completely. In many ways, the most significant accomplishment of his successful visit may have been to make the status quo untenable.
But even if the embargo disappeared tomorrow, roadblocks to normal relations remain…”