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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Sweig: Siginificant Change Unfolding in Cuba

Speaker: Julia E. Sweig

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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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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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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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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Media Conference Call: Fidel Castro and Cuba

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

Listen to CFR expert Julia Sweig and The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg answer questions about their meetings with Fidel Castro and their significance for Cuba and U.S.-Cuban 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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