When Cuba opened its Washington D.C. embassy yesterday, the moment wasn’t just historic.
It also felt really ironic.
Historic, of course, because Cuba was raising its flag over the U.S. capital for the first time in 54 years. When the U.S. inaugurates its embassy in Havana on August 14, it will be the crowning moment in the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two Cold War enemies.
But this might be a déja vu moment, too, because a big reason the U.S. and Cuba severed ties in 1961 was...embassies.