This book examines the history of United States foreign policy toward Cuba, focusing on critical junctures and recent strategic shifts. Restoring diplomatic relations with Cuba, which were severed officially in January 1961, was a huge shift in U.S. foreign policy. Relations between Cuba and the United States were tumultuous throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and almost escalated into full blown nuclear war in October 1962 during the Cuban missile crisis. The restoration of diplomatic relations marks a fundamental departure as the two countries chart a new course into the twenty-first century. This book traces over seven hundred years of history, setting the context to base an argument in favor of rapprochement. It illustrates the importance of the Cuba deal to break with the past and delegitimize anti-Americanism in the world.
Lexington Books; November 2016
- ISBN 9781498537742
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- Title: U.S.–Cuba Relations
- Author: Jonathan D. Rosen; Hanna S. Kassab
Imprint: Lexington Books
In The Press
It is rare to find books containing such concise analyses and lucid prose as this one. The authors have done a remarkable job at providing historical accuracy and strategic insight into U.S.‐Cuba relations. With masterful clarity, attention to details, and a hopeful tone, this book is truly a rare gem for scholars and anyone who aims to grasp the complex history and evolving relationship between the United States and Cuba.
About The Author
Jonathan D. Rosen is a research scientist at Florida International University’s Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy.
Hanna S. Kassab is a visiting professor at Northern Michigan University.