I’m in Cuba, which has played a part in one of the greatest political experiments of the last century. The embargo by the USA – the Kennedy administration’s most lasting legacy - has long seemed a Cold War anachronism.
But current events in Korea show that the Cold War isn’t over yet. Given that the war in Korea never really ended - it’s simply a ceasefire that held – I don’t know if the original combatants are obliged to step back in if things kick off once again (perhaps a specialist can comment?).
I’m watching things unfold on CNN (whose moronic “beyond borders” campaign is almost as insulting to the intelligence as the BBC World spots where some news anchor tells us how she has inside information on what’s going on in countries viewers couldn’t find on a map – honey, we all have google).