Cuba

Event

Cuba After Castro: The Future of U.S.-Cuba Relations

Speaker: Jo Ann Emerson
Speaker: James P. McGovern
Presider: Julia E. Sweig

Representatives Jo Ann Emerson and Jim McGovern recently took part in a bipartisan congressional delegation to Cuba, the largest of its kind since 1959. Join them and Julia Sweig, author of the current Foreign Affairs article ‘Fidel’s Final Victory’, for an in-depth discussion of the country’s succession of power and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.

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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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Interview

Talking to Cuba

Julia E. Sweig interviewed by Robert McMahon

The argument for sustained U.S. diplomatic engagement with Havana has never been more compelling, says CFR's Julia Sweig.

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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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Interview

Latell: A Post-Fidel Cuba Likely to Experiment with Economic Reforms

Brian Latell interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Brian Latell, who for many years was the CIA’s top Cuban and Latin American analyst, says if Fidel Castro is unable to recover from his ailments his successors are likely to be more willing to experiment with economic reforms. He also recommends the Bush administration establish formal contacts with the Cuban military.

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