Cuba: The International Dimension (Google eBook)

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Georges Alfred Fauriol, Eva Loser
Transaction Publishers, Jan 1, 1990 - History - 449 pages
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Fidel Castro's revolution and its foreign policy extensions have been the source of much U.S.-Latin American policy frustration during the last 30 years. Not only the ideological tensions, but the almost global sweep of Cuba's national pretensions have consumed U.S. resources and political capital, and thrust a small island nation to the forefront of global intrigue and crisis. But as this volume shows, there are signs that Cuba's internationalism is now at a crossroads.

Fauriol and Loser have gathered together a distinguished group of specialists on Cuba to review principal aspects of Cuba's international relations. Among the new dimensions discussed are shifts in Cuba's African policy, the residual political impact of Grenada, developments in Central America, the aftermath of the Ochoa narcotics episode, and perhaps most significantly, the degree of tension between Cuba and both Moscow and Washington, and leadership succession beyond Castro. A primary issue for Cuba, the authors show, will be its isolation within the Soviet bloc, and its refusal to address Gorbachev's challenges to the status quo. At the very least, Cuba risks becoming an irrelevant anachronism amidst the groundswell of change in the communist world.

These and other issues are addressed in a major review of Cuba's position in the world 30 years after its revolution. "Cuba: The International Dimension "will be of interest to researchers and policy makers concerned with Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as those interested in changes in the Third World and communist countries worldwide.

Contributors include: Jiri Valenta, Jaime Suchlicki, William Ratliff, Ernest Evans, Juan Benemelis, Gillian Gunn, Scott MacDonald, Michael J. Mazaar, Constantine Menges, Jorge F. Perez-Lopez, Jorge Sanguinetty, Paula J. Pettavino, and Juan M. del Aguila.

  

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Contents

Cuba in the Soviet Alliance System
3
Cuba and the United States
41
CUBA AND LATIN AMERICA
65
Fidel Castros Crusade in the Caribbean Basin
67
Cuban Foreign Policy toward Latin America
95
AFRICAN RELATIONS
119
Cubas African Policy
121
Cuba and Angola
153
FUNCTIONAL POLICY AREAS
255
The Cuban Security Apparatus
257
Castro Nearly Thirty Years of Revolutionary Warfare
293
Cubas Foreign Economic Relationships
311
Cuban and Latin American Economics Doctrine and Praxis
353
Novel Revolutionary Forms The Use of Unconventional Diplomacy in Cuba
373
Perceptions of Cuba in the 1980s
405
Contributors
441

RESIDUAL CONCERNS
203
Cuban Foreign Policy toward Far East and Southeast Asia
205
Cubas Relations with Europe and Canada Accommodation and Challenges
233

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