When Should the U.S. Change Policy Toward Cuba
Information and Analysis, 2007
4 Pages Posted: 5 Sep 2007
Ever since Fidel Castro transferred leadership powers to his brother General Raul Castro, there has been a great deal of speculation in academia, the media, and the U.S. Government ("USG") about what could happen politically in Cuba if one brother predeceases the other. One school holds that a "transition" is already underway in the island, while another holds that the political conditions, at least at this juncture, show that it is a "succession" and not a transition. It is a subtle, yet not unimportant distinction and goes to the heart of a greater issue, continuity of U.S. policy toward the Western Hemisphere.
Keywords: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Raul Castro, Western Hemisphere, Poblete, Suchlicki, Latin America, succession, transition, MINFAR, MININT
JEL Classification: H56, H50, K33, N40, N46, O54
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