July 31, 2021

North Korea’s relations with Cuba: Revolutionary comrades and brothers-in-arms

Long united against U.S interventionism, the Havana protests show how far apart the two friends’ societies have drifted

Amidst widespread protests in Cuba, the diplomatic relationship between Pyongyang and Havana deserves greater attention. 

A shared belief in anti-Americanism and revolutionary socialism forms the basis of North Korea’s longstanding relationship with Cuba. For more than sixty years, the Kim family regime has had close ties with the Cuban communist government, which the North Korean state-run media has labeled as “brothers-in-arms.”