Cuba, US renew diplomatic ties

News4u-News Desk-Cuba and the United States formally renew diplomatic ties, as embassies reopen in their respective capitals after 54 years, a powerful move toward burying decades of enmity between the Cold War foes.

A foreign policy legacy for President Barack Obama, the historic turnaround between two bitter foes has come about at breakneck pace, in just a matter of months since the two sides agreed to bury the hatchet and work together as equals.

The shift came after Washington acknowledged that its policy of trying to affect change in tightly controlled communist Cuba through isolation and trade restrictions had failed, and that engaging Havana directly was a better way to nudge it towards democracy and prosperity.

For the first time since 1961, the Cuban flag will fly over Havana’s newly upgraded embassy in Washington, just a stone’s throw from the White House.

But both nations have cautioned that this is only a beginning, warning that overcoming decades of bad blood is not easy.

According to some analyst, Cuba needs the United States as an economic engine for its troubled economy and hopes to attract new foreign investment and human capital to update its socialist model, but without undergoing political reform.

Harmony between cuba and US is considered beneficial for India because it maintains good relations with both the nations. Cuba and the United States formally renew diplomatic ties, as embassies reopen in their respective capitals after 54 years, a powerful move toward burying decades of enmity between the Cold War foes.

A foreign policy legacy for President Barack Obama, the historic turnaround between two bitter foes has come about at breakneck pace, in just a matter of months since the two sides agreed to bury the hatchet and work together as equals.

The shift came after Washington acknowledged that its policy of trying to affect change in tightly controlled communist Cuba through isolation and trade restrictions had failed, and that engaging Havana directly was a better way to nudge it towards democracy and prosperity.

Cuba, US renew diplomatic ties

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