Having contained Cuban support for revolution in Latin America and perceiving signs of strong stirrings of a new civil society in Cuba, the United States should take steps to “contribute to rapid, peaceful, democratic transition in Cuba while safeguarding the vital interests of the United States.” This policy conclusion and a set of specific actions were recommended by an independent Task Force made up of both liberals and conservatives and chaired by Bernard W. Aronson and William D. Rogers.
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CFR Director of Latin America Studies Julia Sweig discusses historic changes to the relationship between the United States and Cuba.
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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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Cuba experts Carlos A. Saladrigas and Julia E. Sweig discuss U.S.-Cuba relations and the potential for change in the near future.
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This CFR conference call with speakers Daniel B. Prieto and Matthew C. Waxman and presider Robert McMahon discusses the closure of the Guantanamo Bay Prison Camp.
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The panelists discuss what the resignation of Fidel Castro means for Cuba and the future for U.S.-Cuba relations.
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Congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) and Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA) discuss U.S. Cuba policy in light of their recent trip to the country.
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CFR Senior Fellow Julia E. Sweig debunks the conventional wisdom on what is going to happen in Cuba after Fidel Castro dies. She also discusses the future of U.S.-Cuba relations.
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CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig discusses the future of U.S.-Cuba relations in the light of Fidel Castro’s recent illness and handover of power to Raul Castro.
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This roundtable presented and analyzed the results of a national, bipartisan poll conducted by the Atlantic Council's Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, tracking public opinion and attitudes in the United States toward Cuba and U.S. policy toward the island.
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CFR's James M. Lindsay remembers the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961, and discusses the importance of preparing for failure and planning accordingly.
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Having just returned from Cuba's Communist Party Congress, Council on Foreign Relations' Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies, Julia Sweig, shares her analysis of the political and economic reforms introduced by Raul Castro.
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Watch experts discuss current and future U.S.-Cuba relations.
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Watch David Rothkopf, president and chief executive officer of Garten Rothkopf, and C. Ford Runge, distinguished McKnight university professor of applied economics at the University of Minnesota, discuss the potential impact of the increasing demand for biofuels on global energy and food security.
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