Trump's Cuba Rollback Leaves U.S. Out in the Cold for Island's Future

By Alan Gomez

AS/COA Vice President of Policy Brian Winter explains how the Trump administration’s policy toward Cuba may reverse what could have been a promising new relationship spurred by diplomatic openings under the Obama presidency.  


A little more than two years ago, the sitting president of the United States was taking in a baseball game in the Cuban capital of Havana.
Then-President Obama's historic trip was designed to further his policy of engaging with America's longtime foe in hopes of improving living conditions in Cuba and slowly gaining influence over the future of the communist nation.
Now, as Cubans prepare for a historic change in their leadership, the U.S. government is nowhere to be found, allowing countries such as Russia and China to fill the vacuum.