Will Raúl Castro Really Leave Power?

Subscribe and Listen

By: Richard Miles

Raul Castro, Cuba’s second-hand dictator, is scheduled to step down as the country’s leader soon. But he will remain head of the Cuban Communist Party, with Miguel Díaz-Canel, a pliable bureaucrat, at the helm of government. Listen as Cuba expert and CSIS Senior Associate Eric Gettig breaks down the transition scenario, Cuba’s economy, the fruits of Obama’s “engagement” strategy, and the likely impact of President Trump’s repudiation of Obama’s policies. 

Guest: Eric Gettig