This book provides an overview of U.S.-Cuban relations since 1898, with an emphasis on the past ten years. It highlights assumptions, goals, and continuities in U.S. policy and outlines an alternative U.S. policy toward Cuba that could move the two countries from confrontation to negotiation.
1. Introduction: Realism About Cuba 2. U.S. Policy Toward Cuba, 1898—1980 3. U.S. Policy in the 1980S 4. Issues in Contention 5. Factors Shaping Cuba's Policy 6. Domestic Factors Shaping U.S. Policy 7. A Sensible Policy