This is an excellent and balanced article by Irving Wladawsky-Berger whose views and thinking I follow closely .. well worth a read .. Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban Revolution
For me, the operative paragraph is:
When it comes to Cuba, it feels like we have abandoned our faith in the open, free market capitalism that helped bring down the communist governments in Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as help create our strong economic relations with China. We have allowed the Cuban-Americans’ justifiable hatred of the Castro regime to dictate our policy toward Cuba, a policy that has brought misery to the Cuban people while failing equally miserably in achieving our objectives of bringing regime change to Cuba.
The Cuban people have been caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place for too long. After all these years, it is time to finally move on.