By Eric Hershberg, William M. LeoGrande (eds.)

This publication explores the varied results of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement among the USA and Cuba after greater than part a century of estrangement. monetary, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in available type via prime specialists from Cuba, the U.S., Europe, and Latin the US. What possibilities come up throughout the establishing of diplomatic kinfolk, and what concerns might be hindrances to normalization? What are the results for the Cuban financial system, for its political method, and for ties with participants of the Cuban diaspora? What are the results for US kin in other places in Latin the USA? This up to date account addresses those and different questions about this new path in US-Cuban family members.

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In contrast, contemporary Cuban socialism has long since lost its past certainties. Cuban society is in 42 B ERT H OF F MA NN flux, even if reforms are gradual, protracted, and may be driven as much from below as they are directed from above. While Cuba has staged a remarkably smooth succession after Fidel Castro’s long tenure (Hoffmann 2009), Raúl Castro will be the island’s last head of state from the Revolution’s historical generation. Broad generational leadership change is looming large. Moreover, in the United States, foreign policy toward Cuba not only involves Washington and the US citizenry at large but also, in particular, the two-million-strong Cuban American community, which resulted from the migratory processes kicked off by the 1959 revolution.

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Cuba can use improved relations with the United States to secure a better bargaining position for itself with other international actors such as the European Union, Russia, and China. These relations can constitute a buffer for tensions with or lack of attention by the United States, but Cuba should avoid presenting these ties as threats to Washington’s regional or global role as a Great Power. The United States is strengthened, rather than weakened, by a more normal relationship with Cuba. The two pending tasks for Cuba and the United States will be: (1) the development of conflict management mechanisms capable of neutralizing the possibility that misunderstandings or contradiction may escalate and (2) the creation of joint experts’ commissions to enable cooperation and connection regarding issues about which Obama has already initiated the process that will dismantle parts of the embargo.

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