Foreign Policy: Cuban Communism Is at Its Reform-or-Die Moment

Foreign Policy

Raúl Castro was scarred by the Soviet transition and the subsequent rise of the Russian oligarchs, according to James Williams of Engage Cuba, a lobbying group that supports trade with the island. “He was determined not to let that happen in Cuba,” he says. “But it’s sort of like they over-learned their lesson, and they are too anxious, conservative, and cautious.”