As measured by maybe the most important indicator -- the level of political Repression -- President Barack Obama's opening to Cuba, which has been sold as a way to maybe, hopefully, eventually foster change on the island, has been an abject failure.
The Cuban Commission on Human Rights and Reconciliation reported Monday there were at least 930 politically-motivated arrests of Cuban dissidents in December. It was the third-highest monthly tally of the year, and brought the count for 2015 to at least 8,616. That's only 273 fewer than in 2014 -- before Obama and dictator Raul Castro struck their deal to re-establish relations.
The Castro regime has enjoyed many benefits from the new arrangement: More American tourists, more American politicians begging to make a deal, any deal with the dictatorship, etc.
The Cuban people, who seem to be voting with their feet, not so much.