Cuba and the U.S.
Great Decisions 2016 | Topic 8
The U.S. announced in December 17, 2014, that, after decades of isolation, it would being taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba.
The U.S. announced in December 17, 2014, that, after decades of isolation, it would being taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba, its neighbor to the south. The announcement marked a dramatic shift away from a policy that has its roots in one of the darkest moments of the Cold War—the Cuban missile crisis. Although the U.S. trade embargo is unlikely to end any time soon, American and Cuban leaders today are trying to bring a relationship once defined by antithetical ideologies into the 21st century.
- Lots of diplomacy, not many dollars
- Cultural obstacles to U.S.-Cuba relations
- Timeline U.S.-Cuba Relations
- Where U.S.-Cuba relations stand and what may change
- Cuban immigration to U.S. surges as relations warm
- Polls: Cubans welcome warmer relations with the U.S.
- President Obama considering visit to Cuba to shore up relations – and his foreign policy legacy
- U.S. Coast Guard: New Spike in Cuban Migrant Boats, Violence
- Why The Cuba Trade Embargo Still Isn't Going Anywhere
- The Thaw with Cuba and the Region
- Finish line in sight for post-Castro Cuba
- Obama to Cuba: A gamble to end the embargo
2015 National Opinion Ballot Report
A comprehensive volume covering the complexities and nuances of economic, political, security, people-to-people, and global issues in US-Cuba relations, with chapters by many of the most prominent Cuba scholars and analysts.
This critical look at long-running political narratives about Cuba is written by one of the leading policy community experts on the country, currently a State Department official deeply involved in the ongoing opening.
This paper offers a clear-headed analysis of possibilities and obstacles facing foreign investment in the Cuban economy.
This collection of papers from many of the leading international and Cuban economists considers the challenges and obstacles to economic reform on the island.
History is being made in U.S.-Cuban relations. This powerful book tells the real story behind the stunning December 17, 2014, announcement by President Obama and President Castro of their move to restore full diplomatic relations. The book is essential to understanding ongoing efforts toward normalization in a new era of engagement.
In this book, a freelance journalist with two decades of experience in Cuba explores an inside perspective on the Cuban economy, government and society from 1994 to 2013.
This book is the authoritative account of the economic reforms attempted by the government of Raúl Castro and their limitations.
Suchlicki writes a thorough, approachable history of the island of Cuba, placing the Castro government in a complex historical context.
This article provides an in-depth look at the possibilities for economic reforms in Cuba and considers their likely consequences.
This report summarizes the political issues that faced U.S. foreign policy almost one year after the diplomatic opening with Cuba.
This report summarizes the political issues that faced U.S. foreign policy towards Cuba shortly preceding the announcement of the diplomatic opening.