By Eric Hershberg, William M. LeoGrande (eds.)
This ebook explores the various outcomes of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement among the U.S. and Cuba after greater than part a century of estrangement. monetary, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in obtainable style via top specialists from Cuba, the USA, Europe, and Latin the US. What possibilities come up throughout the establishing of diplomatic kinfolk, and what concerns might be stumbling blocks to normalization? What are the results for the Cuban economic climate, for its political procedure, and for ties with participants of the Cuban diaspora? What are the consequences for US family in different places in Latin the US? This updated account addresses those and different questions about this new path in US-Cuban kinfolk.
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Extra resources for A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations: Social, Political, and Economic Implications
If the response is the latter, then bilateral differences will not end, but both countries can enter into a mutually beneficial cycle. Notes 1. There are conflicts between states that are not due to miscommunications or misperceptions, but rather to incompatibilities of interests and values. The fact that these conflicts are antagonistic does not mean that they cannot be peacefully managed. The Cold War was also called “the Long Peace” because, although it was a conflict between two irreconcilable systems (communism and capitalism), the Soviet Union and the United States never went to war.
Such an agreement is not permanent. On the contrary, the element of perception leaves open the possibility that a policy may be reversed. If official actors controlling their respective states’ strategic calculations later change their perception and modify their positions, or if these officials are replaced by others with different interests and values, then the impetus for rapprochement might diminish and hostility again might become the prevailing logic. Such a reversal occurred in 1980, when the election of Ronald Reagan aborted a previous US-Cuba process of détente.
Marco Rubio (Florida), have promised to do just that if elected (Bustos 2015). Moreover, the greatest stumbling block—the US embargo—remains in place. Ending the embargo would require Congress to repeal the Helms-Burton law, which is unlikely to happen soon. 28). The ongoing embargo undergirds the position of opponents in Cuba who warn that US intentions have not changed, and that the normalization of diplomatic relations is merely a new US tactic to destroy the Cuban revolution (Alarcón de Quesada 2015).
A New Chapter in US-Cuba Relations: Social, Political, and Economic Implications by Eric Hershberg, William M. LeoGrande (eds.)