A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations: Social, Political, and by Eric Hershberg, William M. LeoGrande (eds.)

By Eric Hershberg, William M. LeoGrande (eds.)

This ebook explores the varied outcomes of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement among the us and Cuba after greater than part a century of estrangement. monetary, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in available style by means of best specialists from Cuba, the USA, Europe, and Latin the United States. What possibilities come up in the course of the commencing of diplomatic kinfolk, and what concerns will be hindrances to normalization? What are the results for the Cuban economic system, for its political process, and for ties with participants of the Cuban diaspora? What are the consequences for US family members somewhere else in Latin the United States? This updated account addresses those and different questions about this new course in US-Cuban family members.

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But the State Department is relatively free to determine the programs’ nature and how to implement them. It could, as it does with other NORMAL RELATI ONS B ETW EEN TH E UNI TED STAT E S A N D C U B A 19 countries, consult with the Cuban government. There is no certainty that the Cuban government would reject such consultation, if it were undertaken with respect. For example, US officials could interpret the Helms-Burton requirements to mean that training Cubans to use capitalist business practices ultimately would promote democracy.

May 23; National Archive and Records Administration, JFK Record Series, No. 104-10213-10101, February 3, 1999. NORMAL RELATI ONS B ETW EEN TH E UNI TED STAT E S A N D C U B A 25 Cuban Liberty and Democratic Solidarity (LIBERTAD) Act of 1996. Public Law 104–14. Domínguez, Jorge I. 1989. To Make the World Safe for Revolution: Cuba’s Foreign Policy. Cambridge: Harvard University Press. Hirschfeld Davis, Julie. 2015. S. ” New York Times, May 30. Klapper, Bradley and Michael Weissenstein. 2015. ” Associated Press, January 23.

As it does with Cuba, the United States approaches other adversaries and world issues with the same combination of emotion, hubris, inconsistencies, and misjudgment about its opponents’ ability to resist. Previous conflicts, negotiations, and rapprochement between the United States and Vietnam and China, respectively, are examples of normalization processes in which both sides moved beyond a hostile stalemate and reached a compromise (see Torres, this volume). Cuban nationalist conviction is not exceptional either.

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