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U.S. Engagement with a Post-Castro Cuba

U.S.-Cuban relations have been virtually nonexistent since 1961, when the United States assumed a two-pronged policy of economic embargo and diplomatic isolation. Now that Fidel has transferred power to his younger brother, Raul, some experts think the United States should reconsider its policy toward Cuba. Philip Peters of the Lexington Institute and Dennis Hays, the State Department's former Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, debate how the United States should engage with a post-Castro Cuba.

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Op-Ed

Low-Hanging Fruit

Author: Julia E. Sweig
Folha de Sao Paulo

In the wake of the preliminary accord reached with Iran, Julia Sweig proposes that the Obama administration pursue a diplomatic resolution to another vexing element of U.S. foreign affairs: the relationship with Cuba.

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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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Op-Ed

Cuban Exile on Trial

Authors: Julia E. Sweig and Peter Kornbluh
Los Angeles Times

Peter Kornbluh and Julia E. Sweig say that the case against Cuban exile Luis Posada Carriles has produced unprecedented cooperation between the Cuban and U.S. governments.

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