A remarkably accessible portrait of Cuba's unique place on the world stage over the past fifty years, including its internal politics, its often fraught relationship with the United States, and its shifting relationship with the global community.
Julia E. Sweig argues that the costs of maintaining the base at Guantanamo Bay outweigh the benefits.
Julia E. Sweig provides a road map for President Obama to improve relations between the United States and Cuba.
Julia E. Sweig, CFR's director of Latin American studies, says ties between Washington and Havana may change, but the United States has been downplaying expectations of a breakthrough.
Richard N. Haass writes on the American policy of isolating Cuba: "Things are changing in Cuba, however slowly. The United States should be a part of shaping their direction."
Brookings presents a roadmap of policy alternatives for constructive engagement with Cuba which encourages the Cuban people to pursue a democratic future without trying to impose it on them.
Richard Lugar, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, directed committee staff member for Latin America, Carl Meacham, to "evaluate U.S. policy towards Cuba". During the trip to Cuba, staff met with government officials, clergy, diplomats, business people, international press, and Cuban citizens.
Pressure is building on the U.S. government to pull the plug on TV Marti, its expensive broadcast station for Cuba that has failed to overcome jamming efforts by the Cuban government.
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.
Cuba's repressive regime has shown remarkable resilience in the past, defying predictions of its inevitable collapse. Have its political fortunes changed? This Journal of Democracy article explores the current ferment in civil society and the stability of Raúl Castro's government.
This 2008 public opinion survey about perspectives on Cuba was conducted in every Cuban province by the International Republican Institute.
President-elect Barack Obama has expressed willingness to have direct talks with Cuba, the latest step in what experts still view as a long road toward normalizing U.S.-Cuban relations.
Daniel Erikson, director of Caribbean programs at the Inter-American Dialogue, says that expectations of change in U.S.-Cuba policy under Barack Obama's administration might be overly optimistic.
Jake Colvin urges the new administration to consider major changes in America's policy towards Cuba.
Raul Castro's changes to Cuba's agricultural sector could foreshadow larger economic shifts to come.
The key to a successful foreign policy in Latin America will be focusing on four critical issues -- Cuba, immigration, trade, and the "two lefts."
Republican presidential candidate John McCain gave this speech in Miami, Florida on May 20, 2008.
Jorge G. Castañeda argues that Raul Castro’s shy attempt to embark on a Vietnamese- or Chinese- style communism is neither progressive nor possible as long as Fidel Castro remains as Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party and the government violates human rights.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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