Trump’s Tweet Diplomacy: Rolling Back the Cuba Opening

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We should be prepared to see a lot more of this. After years of painstaking work to thaw relations between the United States and Cuba, President-Elect Trump threatens to blow everything apart with a few ill-considered tweets. This will likely be a model for his disastrous “diplomacy” going forward.

From John Lee Anderson at the New Yorker:

In one fell swoop—with a few tweets—the President-elect is in the process of torpedoing a diplomatic breakthrough that took several years of arduous negotiations to pull off, and that successfully ended one of the longest and most acrimonious standoffs of modern times.”

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