Why Trump May Reverse Cuba Policy

By Frank Mora

Dr. Frank O. Mora is Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center and Professor in the Department of Politics & International Relations at Florida International University.  He previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs from 2009-2013.

President Donald Trump has indicated he will reverse the Obama administration’s policy on Cuba, despite previously saying the deal was fine. The Cipher Brief asked Frank Mora, Director of the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center at Florida International University, about what he thinks U.S.-Cuba relations will be like under Trump. Mora previously served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

The Cipher Brief: How do you think Cuba-U.S. relations are going to play out in the coming weeks, months, and years under the Trump administration?

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