Cuba

Foreign Affairs Article

Cuba After Communism

Authors: Julia E. Sweig and Michael Bustamante

Cuba has entered a new era of economic reform that defies easy comparison to post-Communist transitions elsewhere. Washington should take the initiative and establish a new diplomatic and economic modus vivendi with Havana.

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Op-Ed

Developments in Cuba

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

Julia Sweig shares her impressions regarding ongoing and future political, economic, and social changes in Cuba.

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Foreign Affairs Article

The Cuban Missile Crisis at 50

Author: Graham Allison

Fifty years ago, the Cuban missile crisis brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. Every president since John F. Kennedy has tried to learn from what happened back then. Today, it can help U.S. policymakers understand what to do -- and what not to do -- about Iran, North Korea, China, and presidential decision-making in general.

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Op-Ed

Cuba's Oil Plans Raise Red Flags

Author: Captain Melissa Bert, USCG
Miami Herald

Captain Melissa Bert, USCG, argues that as Cuba moves ahead with plans for a mobile offshore drilling unit, the United States must incorporate Cuba in emergency response coordination and joint operations, work through sanctions hurdles, and properly fund a response to a potential disaster.

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Interview

Cuba's Reform-Minded Party Congress

Julia E. Sweig interviewed by Aimee Rawlins

As Cuba's Communist Party convenes this weekend for the first time in fourteen years, President Raul Castro will look to clarify and gain support for economic reforms. CFR's Julia Sweig says the country has made significant strides toward modernization and suggests the United States should amend its restrictive Cuba policies.

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Transcript

Media Conference Call: Fidel Castro and Cuba

Speakers: Julia E. Sweig and Jeffrey Goldberg
Presider: Deborah Jerome

Following a recent trip to Cuba, Julia Sweig, Senior Fellow for Latin American Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, and Jeffrey Goldberg, National Correspondent for The Atlantic Magazine, address questions from listeners.

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First Take

A Reform Moment in Cuba?

Author: Julia E. Sweig

The announcement that Cuba's government will release more than fifty political prisoners could create political space for reforms in Cuba, and an easing of the U.S. embargo, says CFR's Julia Sweig.

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