Obama And Castro Case Study

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Obama and Castro recently meet to discuss foreign policy and future relations between the U.S and Cuba. President Obama believes that the U.S needs to reestablish their relationship with Cuba due to the increase in Globalization and need for change. Both leaders believe that a newly established relationship will benefit both trade and culture. There are differences between both countries in terms of government and policies. Building a strong relationship is a process, both leaders understand this and recognize that a strong relationship will not happen overnight. “What we have both concluded is that we can disagree with the spirit of respect and civility, and that over time it is possible for us to turn the page and develop a new relationship …show more content…
I will discuss the differences in power distance and culture to provide a blue print of intercultural communication between both countries and how their new found relationship can coexists. Perceptive changes over time, this is completely true for this situation due to past policies and new policies implemented. I will use Geert Hofstede’s 5 Cultural Dimensions to explain both US and Cuba as a cultural which will help explain differences as well as provide insight of possible cohesion. Cuba government is a Caste system which means they have a high power distance were as the U.S being an Oligarchy containing a mid-level power distance. This means that Cuba’s decisions are made by a select few giving all control to the higher authority. The U.S being mid-level balances the power more providing some power to lesser authority. This has to be taken into consideration when the two parties meet due to their perception on how to handle certain situations. Castro is more prone to making an immediate decision by himself compared to Obama having to go through a process to address the …show more content…
Due to globalization Cuba has realized that’s in order to maintain their masculinity they have to change. Cuba understands that’s despite their differences with The U.S it is a beneficial for them to rebuild their relationship. In order to do rebuild both countries participated in a dialogue to help negate the differences. This new found relationship will take time to develop but goals have been established to promote their relationship growth. “immediate tasks include normalizing diplomatic relations and ultimately opening an embassy in Havana, and Cuba being able to open an embassy in Washington, D.C. so that our diplomats are able to interact on a more regular basis.” President

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