The U.S. and Cuba: The Way Forward by The Wilson Center published on 2018-08-02T13:37:11Z This is the first of two Ground Truth Briefings designed to assess the historic shift in U.S.-Cuban relations announced this week. Friday’s call will discuss the impact on the politics and economy of Cuba and the regime’s motivation and strategy going forward. What are the benefits and risks of this policy shift? What is the relationship, if any, between economic incentives and a broader political opening? Why is the Cuban government interested in better relations with the United States? Join us BY PHONE as three U.S.-Cuba experts discuss what these policy changes will mean concretely for Cubans on the island.