The contributors and editors purpose in this book is to sketch where and why the United States and Cuba differ; to identify the issues where differences are likely to endure because they stem from the central values and interests of such different political and economic regimes; and to point to those other issues where skillful diplomacy might fin
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The Obstacles and Prospects for Improved U.S.-Cuban Relations: A.U.S. Perspective -- Cuba and the United States: Political Values and Interests in a Changing International System -- Cuba in U.S. Security Perspective -- Problems of National Security in the Cuban-U.S. Historic Breach -- The United States, Cuba, and Southern Africa: From Confrontation to Negotiation -- Cuban Policy for Africa -- Cuba and U.S. Foreign Policy in Latin America: The Changing Realities -- Cuba's Foreign Policy Toward Latin America and the Caribbean in the 1980s -- U.S.- Cuban Economic Relations in the 1990s -- Cuba and the United States: The Potential of Their Economic Relations -- International Law and U.S.-Cuban Relations -- Dialogue or Denial: The Uses of International Law in U.S.-Cuban Relations
Jorge I. Dominguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico and was Vice Provost for International Affairs at Harvard University, Massachusetts from 2006-15. He is the author of Democratic Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean (1998), Cuba: Order and Revolution (1978) and Cuba hoy: Analizando su pasado, imaginando su futuro (2006). He is also author and co-editor of Cuban Economic and Social Development: Policy Reforms and Challenges in the 21st Century (2012). He is a past editor of the journal Cuban Studies and a past president of the Latin American Studies Association. Rafael Hernandez, a political scientist, is Head of North American Studies at the Centro de Estudios sobre America and a member of the faculty of the University of Havana. An author of numerous articles on international relations, he is a founding member of the Editorial Board of the Revista Cuadernos de Nuestra America.