Peter Kornbluh is a senior analyst at the National Security Archive in Washington, and co-author (with William M. LeoGrande) of the forthcoming book, Back Channel To Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana.
The president’s rapprochement with Raúl Castro is a crucial step in overcoming the long history of US intervention in the region.
That breakthrough, and the president’s attendance at the Summit of the Americas, will help to build momentum for normalized relations.
The president knows US policy has been a failure. Here’s how he can make a breakthrough, in the little time he has left.
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